Although tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most frequently talked about oral health problems, we noticed here at our Denville dental practice that more people are now complaining of sensitive teeth. In fact, this article published in Health revealed the results of a survey which found out that 1 in 8 adults in the U.S may have sensitive teeth.
Tooth Sensitivity is Prevalent in Young Adults, Mostly Women
The details and results of the survey was published in the March 2013 issue of Journal of the American Dental Association. There were 787 adults surveyed, covering 37 dental offices in Utah, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The researchers found out that adults who were between 18 and 44 years old were 3.5 times more likely to have tooth sensitivity than the elderly. Furthermore, the results of the survey revealed that women were 1.8 times more likely to suffer the pain and discomfort associated with tooth sensitivity.
Additional risk factors of tooth sensitivity identified by the researchers include receding gums and frequent use of at-home tooth whitening kits.
Preventative Dental Care for Sensitive Teeth
At the Diamond Spring Dental Associates, we focus on preventative dental care when it comes to helping patients deal with sensitive teeth. You’ll select a family dentist who will provide a personalized preventive care program to ensure Optimum Oral Health™ and keep you and your family looking good.
Get in touch with us today by calling us at 973.542.2742or by filling out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!