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#1 of 11 Old 08-21-2005, 11:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm curious if anyone knows the answer to this one. Recently...like in the past year or so, my teeth just ache when I eat sweets. I literally cannot eat any candy anymore (which I guess is not such a bad thing) but I'm trying to figure out if there is something wrong with my teeth that I should be worried about. I'm terrible about going to the dentist. Has this happened to anyone?
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If your teeth "feel" anything, it's because a nerve is exposed. And that probably means cavities.

I can't guarantee that's the reason, but I don't know what else it would be.
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I have had this problem since I became pregnant. I have also been to the dentist since that time. I forgot to ask when I went though, I am due for a cleaning not too long, so will ask then.

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Sounds like your teeth are sensitive. I've had sensitive teeth off and on throughout my life. Sometimes it's hot or cold things, sometimes sweets. It comes and goes. It was worse when I was pregnant. I asked the dentist (I go religiously every 6 months), and she said to use toothpast for sensitive teeth. I never did get any and I haven't had sensitivity problems since my last pregnancy. I've never had a cavity.
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ya, I guess it must be sensitive teeth. While I can't say that I don't have any cavities. It happens to all of my teeth, so I can't believe that I have cavities in ALL of my teeth.
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Gum disease
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I asked my dentist about it the last time I went, and he said sensitive teeth. He offered to paint this sealing stuff on it, for $48/tooth. :

I just limit my sweets, and take extra good care of my teeth.
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But *why* are teeth sensitive to sweets?
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exposed dentin tubules. i asked my dentist. i think the poster who said gum disease is probably on to something. my very basic understanding is that part of the tooth is exposed that shouldn't be or didn't use to be. (i had crown work done before i had this issue.) my dentist gave me a prescription flouride toothpaste because it helps remineralize (i think) the exposed tubules. maybe if you google "dentin tubules" (sp?) you can get a more thorough explanation.

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Thanks to everyone!!!
I'm going to really have to do something about this, because I'm starting to think something is wrong. I had gotten some prescription flouride rinse from the dentist that last time I went (too long ago) and I still have some of that left, so I've started using that.
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well they also could be cavities. you should go get it checked out, but it doesn't _have_ to be cavities. it's good to know what's going on, though, 'cause if they're cavities they aren't going to get better by themselves just worse .

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