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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Sugar?

Are your favorite sweets hurting your teeth? Here’s why.

Do you have a sweet tooth, but cringe in pain every time you enjoy a sweet treat? If you have teeth sensitive to sugar, you may wonder if there’s any way to get relief. Fortunately, for those who suffer from teeth sensitive to sugar, there are solutions to help you enjoy your favorite foods and avoid discomfort.

Identifying the Cause of Teeth Sensitive to Sugar

While we often hear about sensitive teeth being caused by extreme temperatures, there are other things that can trigger teeth sensitivity as well. Many people suffer from teeth sensitive to sweet foods. Tooth sensitivity, regardless of the cause, can result from the loss of enamel on your teeth.

There are many causes of teeth sensitive to sugar, but common causes include brushing too hard or enjoying too many highly acidic foods. (1) Both of these activities cause damage to the enamel of your teeth and can expose the sensitive inner layer of your teeth. Once the outer layer of enamel is damaged, sugary foods, hot or cold beverages, or other irritants have easier access to the nerve center of your teeth, which can cause sharp pain.

If you experience teeth sensitive to sugar, you may want to try Crest Sensi-Stop Strips—a breakthrough way to take care of your tooth sensitivity. Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are applied directly to sensitive areas, giving the key ingredient longer contact time against sensitivity pain for:
  • Immediate relief after only one strip.
  • Long-lasting protection, up to 1 month*
Learn more here at Crest Sensi-Stop Strips for your sensitivity teeth.

Source:

1. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20091110/brushing-too-hard-causes-sensitive-teeth?src=rss_investeap

*with the use of similar oxalate products, some patients reported sensitivity relief for periods of up to one month, while others reported relief for shorter periods.

 

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