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Why do my teeth hurt after eating sweets?

I am a 20-year-old female and I love eating sweets. Every time I eat sweets my teeth start to hurt. Why do my teeth hurt after eating sweets?

6 Answers

Pain after eating sweets can mean that there is a cavity. You should call your dentist and set up and exam.
When you chew on sweets, the sugar begins to liquidate. If you have existing unaddressed decay, this sugar is getting in there and worsening the decay. Would be good to have a check-up. you go for regular checkups? I don’t know your history, but you may have a cavity. Do you bleach your teeth or use an abrasive toothpaste? Do you scrub hard when you brush, or are you using a worn out toothbrush? I would suggest a check-up with X-rays, using a new extra soft sensitive toothbrush, sensitive toothpaste, and stop bleaching your teeth (if you are).

Perhaps you have a cavity or slight gum recession. Did you get X-rayed recently? Try Sensodyne toothpaste, too.

Dr. J
Typically because you have a cavity or gum recession with exposed sensitive roots.
Teeth can be sensitive to cold and sweet foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates. See a dentist to make sure you don't have active cavities that are sensitive to sweet foods.