Age

Ageing is one of many causes of sensitive teeth.

None of us enjoy the fact that we are getting older as it often means a decline in our physical and mental capabilities. Things start to wear out or wear down which includes our teeth.

Ageing teeth

The hard top layer of a tooth or enamel naturally wears down over time as a result of constant use and general wear and tear. This wearing down results in the exposure of the middle layer of the tooth or dentin and happens to most if not all of us.

This exposure of the dentin means sensitive teeth.

We start life with a set of clean, white perfect teeth but they donít stay like this for long and become discoloured, damaged or decayed over time.

The ageing process and sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth can occur at any age but appears to be at its worst in the 20 to 40 age range. So, it affects younger than older people. But there is no escaping the fact that our teeth show the signs of ageing such as cracks, chips, discolouration or erosion which all increase the risk of sensitivity.

You canít do anything about the ageing process but what you can do is to ensure that you look after your teeth carefully. Ensure that you brush them twice a day and use dental floss to remove any stubborn food particles.