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If You Eat Sweets and Your Teeth Hurt, What Could Be the Cause?

Posted on 11/20/2016 by Robert Leale
A woman suffering from teeth pain, because she's eating to many sweets!
Have you ever bitten into a piece of something really sweet only to wind up with a toothache afterwards? You may be suffering from sweet sensitivity.

The hardest part of this type of an issue with your teeth is the fact that it comes and goes, making it more difficult to diagnose. Many dentists can help you if you have teeth that are sensitive to sweets, but seeing you when you are in pain may be a difficult option.

Calling Your Dentist While in Pain, If You Can

Most dental offices have some type of emergency hours or set of appointments each day, but getting one of those appointments is always tricky. They are set aside for people who have hurt their mouths, broken teeth, crowns, or fillings, or those who are in immense amounts of pain. When you first eat a sweet food, you may be in an immense amount of pain for a few minutes, but the more time that passes, the less that pain sticks around.

If you notice that your teeth are severely sensitive to sweets, the best thing you can do is to go in and see your dentist on a regular appointment. Explain the pain, and tell them what you have been trying to do to treat it. When you are in that immense pain, rinse your mouth thoroughly to get all of the extra sugars out of your mouth, and brush if the rinsing isn't helping enough. From there, avoid as much sugar as you can, and go in and see your dentist.

He or she is likely going to want to get you using sensitivity toothpaste, and may want to check to see if any of your teeth need fillings. They may also opt to seal your teeth to protect the dentin from anything sweet you eat or drink.

Please contact us if you have any questions about sugars effect on your oral health.

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