Why Are My Front Teeth Sensitive? (Causes, Remedies, & Advice)

BY Hook Webmaster  |  November 8th, 2023
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Do you have sensitive front teeth

Whether the sensitivity has been there for a while or has just recently revealed itself, that quick sharp “zing” of pain is not something that can be ignored. What’s worse is that the pain can disrupt your enjoyment of certain foods and beverages or make it difficult to function altogether. 

But what causes tooth sensitivity, and how can you make sensitive teeth feel normal again? 

What’s inside this blog:

Eager for your tooth sensitivity to go away? Read on!

🧐 Tooth Sensitivity Explained 🧐

woman feeling uncomfortable with sensitive tooth

Tooth sensitivity is when your teeth react to extreme cold or extreme heat. They may also react to extreme sweetness or extreme bitterness — but the reaction is always a painful one. 

The pain also varies based on the extent of the tooth sensitivity. Some people react with a slight twinge when experiencing one or more of these extremes, while others will feel significant pain in their sensitive teeth. That pain can also disappear as quickly as it came or last for a few hours. 

Generally speaking, tooth sensitivity occurs when the tooth enamel starts thinning out. Tooth enamel is the hard shell on the outermost layer of your teeth, and it’s there to protect all of the living parts of your tooth (such as the dentin and pulp). 

Thinning tooth enamel can be caused by one of two things:


Regardless of the initial cause, when you have tooth sensitivity, you’ll want to address it right away. If you allow your dentin and pulp to become exposed, you could wind up with an infection and even lose your teeth.

🦷 Reasons Why You Have Sensitive Teeth 🦷

Tooth decay and erosion aren’t the only reasons you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity — although they are the biggest culprits. 

If you notice that you’re teeth hurt only recently, it may be due to one of these potential scenarios:

🪥 How to Deal With Tooth Sensitivity 🪥

patient at the dentist office for treatment

If you have sensitive teeth, regardless of the reason, there are a number of things you can do to find relief.

Here are some top tips for managing your tooth sensitivity:

Say Goodbye to Sensitive Front Teeth Today

Above all, if you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, the first thing you want to do is visit your dentist for an oral exam. They’ll be able to find the root of the issue and provide you with options and care tips to help you reverse the issue.

Book your dental exam with the dental professionals at Wayzata Dental today. We’ll answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease about your sensitive front teeth.

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