If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there are measures you can take to relieve pain and treat discomfort.
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If you are concerned about sensitive teeth, seek a dental professional’s help first. Tooth sensitivity, while common, can also be a sign of something more serious. We can help identify what the underlying cause of your sensitivity is and prescribe the best treatment option for you and your smile!
Limiting acidic foods and drinks: Carbonated beverages, citrus fruits, wine, yogurt, etc. are acidic and, when consumed frequently, can remove small amounts of tooth enamel over time. Drink acidic liquids with straws to avoid contact with teeth.
Bonding agent: This is the material used to stick tooth colored restorations to teeth. It can also be used to seal the dentin surface and protect sensitive areas from outside stimuli.
Fluoride: Your dentist may apply fluoride to sensitive areas. This strengthens tooth enamel and treats pain.
Desensitizing toothpaste: This type of toothpaste is specially formulated to block the nerve endings in the tooth.
Dental laser: This type of technology will improved you overall dental health giving great results on the 80% of the patients treated.
A Good Oral Hygiene Routine Can Help You Avoid Sensitivity
Proper brushing and flossing can prevent conditions such as gum disease which is known to cause gum recession. When gums recede, part of the tooth root is exposed, leading to sensitivity. Over-brushing or brushing too aggressively can also lead to receding gums and even enamel erosion—both of which cause sensitivity.