So ice cream sometimes hurts your teeth, as does hot cocoa, so what’s next? Now you go and eat a chip or a pretzel and you end up with a toothache?
Salt sensitivity is something that is becoming more prevalent in recent years as more and more people indulge in more acidic foods and beverages.
If you notice a toothache after eating or drinking something salty, then you should go in and see what your dentist has to say.
Causes of Salt Sensitivity
Your teeth can become sensitive to foods and drinks for a number of reasons, but most of the time, dentists see that worn enamel is the main reason behind it. However, you could also have sensitive teeth due to receding gums that expose more of the root of the tooth.
If you notice a toothache after having a salty snack or drink, you should make sure that you talk to your dentist as soon as he or she can see you.
If you notice your sensitivity pain lasts longer than a minute, it could be due to a cavity within the tooth that is allowing the salt to get directly down into the nerve of your tooth.
Typically, with a filling and a fluoride treatment, you will notice a significant decrease in the sensitivity you experience from the salt.
Your dentist will want to do a thorough examination to make sure that he or she can determine the proper cause of your pain. Once the cause is determined, the right steps can be taken to alleviate the problem.
The sooner you can get into your dentist’s office, the sooner you will be feeling better and be able to go back to eating chips, margaritas, or whatever other type of salty indulgences that you have been missing out on.
Please contact us if you have any questions about your sensitive teeth.