5 reasons why your teeth hurt


Experiencing toothache? Perhaps it’s tooth decay. Or perhaps it is something else.

Here are 5 reasons why you may be experiencing pain in your mouth.

  1. You have tooth decay. Obvious, really, so see a dentist.
  2. You’re brushing too vigorously and pushing back your gums. Try a softer toothbrush or an electronic toothbrush.
  3. You’re having a bad reaction to toothpaste – have you just changed the brand of your toothpaste? Some people find certain brands make their teeth sensitive.
  4. Your mouthwash is making your teeth sensitive. The alcohol in certain brands can make your teeth sensitive – choose an alcohol-free brand instead.
  5. You’ve just face-planted while riding a skateboard. Avoid skateboarding!