Dental erosion refers to the loss of enamel in tooth. Enamel is the outer, hard part of the tooth, which acts as a protective shield for the susceptible dentine present underneath. In dental erosion, enamel is worn out leaving the dentine exposed. An exposed dentine is more vulnerable to pain and sensitivity, which only gets worse when it comes in contact with extreme temperatures.
Dental erosion is caused due to a number of reasons:
- High consumption of sugar and acidic foods
- Brushing teeth hardly
- Tooth grinding
- Eating disorders
Sensitive teeth are an issue which shall not be left untreated. It is always recommended to seek advice from a dentist to identify the source of this problem, and treating it timely.