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Did you know that tooth decay and tooth sensitivity are related? Observing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be helpful during your next visit to Dr. Mark A. Osenieksā€˜s office. Read on to find out more about what tooth erosion and tooth sensitivity have in common.

Side effects of tooth sensitivity are generally related to tooth breakdown, so if you’re hurting from tooth sensitivity it could be an early indication that your pearly whites are decaying. When teeth erode, chewing, swallowing and speaking all become very hard, and the welfare of your oral cavity (and probably your body as well) will be thrown. In children and a few adults, tooth sensitivity could lead to a diminished impulse to eat and resulting weight issues.

Tooth sensitivity does not have formal classifications for seriousness, but you can think of the disorder as coming in two kinds: normal sensitivity and hypersensitivity. Chompers are shaped to give some feedback to stimulation like heat, so if you feel a bit of sensation to the pearly whites when you’re chomping, you’re experiencing normal tooth sensitivity. If you suffer excruciating uneasiness to the pearly whites when chomping away at food, you are likely experiencing dentin hypersensitivity.

Do you need some assistance? Call us at (616) 453-0002 now to pencil in an appointment with Dr. Mark A. Osenieks and the Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC team.