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Have you heard that tooth breakdown and tooth sensitivity are related? Noticing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be beneficial during your next visit to Dr. Michael Mullen‘s office. Read on to find out more about what tooth decay and tooth sensitivity have in common.

Side effects of tooth sensitivity are generally related to tooth erosion, so if you’re hurting from tooth sensitivity it could be an early signal that your chompers are decaying. When teeth wear down, chewing, swallowing and speaking all become very tricky, and the welfare of your oral cavity (and likely your body) will be thrown. In children and some adults, tooth sensitivity could lead to a weakened urge to consume food and ensuing weight issues.

Tooth sensitivity does not really have formal classifications for intensity, but you can think of the ailment as coming in two kinds: normal tooth sensitivity and dentin hypersensitivity. Pearly whites are designed to give some feedback to stimulation like heat, so if you feel a bit of sensation to the pearly whites when you’re eating, you’re experiencing normal tooth sensitivity. If you suffer excruciating uneasiness to the chompers when eating, you are probably experiencing dentin hypersensitivity.

Do you need some help? Reach us at 915-593-1900 now to arrange a visit with Dr. Michael Mullen and the El Paso, Texas, Michael R. Mullen D.D.S. team.