sensitive teeth

Reasons Why Your Teeth May Become More Sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity is often due to damage to the tooth enamel. Your dentist can identify the causes of sensitive teeth and remove any enamel-harming plaque as part of a regular dental check-up.

Key takeaways:

  • Brush your teeth gently and with a soft-bristled toothbrush to reduce the risk of eroding tooth enamel.
  • Avoid acidic and sugary foods as they can interact with bacteria to further erode tooth enamel.
  • Tooth grinding can be a prime reason for tooth sensitivity as a result of the additional pressure placed on the enamel.

“Sensitive teeth are your body’s way of telling you that something is amiss with your smile, and usually the problem is enamel damage. Discovering the cause of your damaged tooth enamel is important for stopping the process of erosion.”

Read the full story here
Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.