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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Do your teeth react to hot or cold foods and beverages? Is your tooth sensitivity painful and uncomfortable? We can help. At Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry, Dr. Gianni Franceschi treats patients with sensitive teeth in Trinity, FL. He offers cosmetic and restorative dental options to help patients treat their sensitive teeth. Dental erosion, teeth clenching and grinding, and gum disease can cause sensitivity. These oral health problems wear down the tooth enamel or gum tissue, exposing the dentin or irritating the gums.

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Causes of Sensitive Teeth in Trinity, FL

Learn more about the common causes of sensitive teeth as well as how we can address tooth sensitivity in our office:

Dental Erosion

If you have a dental injury, acid reflux, or drink and eat highly acidic foods and beverages, you may be at risk of dental erosion. Tooth erosion wears down the tooth enamel, exposing the dark underlayer called dentin. Patients with eroded teeth may experience tooth pain or sensitivity to pressure or temperature.

Our office offers dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth crowns to cover eroded teeth. Tooth bonding treatment uses biocompatible resin to protect the tooth’s surface. Veneers cover the front of teeth. Dental crowns are best suited for patients who need to cover their eroded teeth fully.


Also known as teeth clenching and grinding, bruxism is a common symptom of TMJ disorders. These disorders are caused by injury or stress to the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. Patients with bruxism can wear down the chewing surfaces of their teeth. Like dental erosion, patients with bruxism can experience tooth pain and sensitivity.

Nightguards are one of the best options for patients with bruxism. These custom-made oral appliances prevent further tooth wear from clenching and grinding. They also alleviate pressure from the jaw joints.

Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is caused by bacteria buildup. Over time, these bacteria irritate the teeth and gums. Early signs of periodontitis include bleeding, swollen, or sensitive gums. Many patients with gum disease have sensitive tooth enamel and gum tissue.

The best way to keep track of your gum health is to schedule regular dental appointments in our office. At-home oral health care also removes food debris from between teeth. Dr. Franceschi also offers scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from the gums and tooth roots. For patients with large areas of gum infection, Dr. Franceschi may also recommend laser therapy or gum surgery.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Today

Reverse your symptoms of tooth pain and sensitivity with our professional dental treatments. Call Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry for treatment at 727.376.6969. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Franceschi on our website. Please let us know if you have questions about your current oral health problems. We will be glad to assist you.