Do you experience a sharp or sudden pain when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour? If so, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity, and we are happy to help you find the comfort you deserve!
Tooth sensitivity generally occurs when your gums pull back from your teeth and expose the dentin underneath. The dentin is a soft layer that makes up the inner section of the tooth and roots, which includes access to the tooth’s nerve. When you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour, the channels inside the dentin trigger the tooth’s nerve, which results in the shooting pain you feel. But, there are many things that can cause tooth sensitivity, like wear and tear, tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage, and there are many ways to treat and control it, like:
• Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
• When brushing, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
• As you clean your smile, use toothpaste that caters to sensitive teeth.
• Watch what you eat and avoid highly acidic foods.
• Rinse your mouth daily with fluoride mouthwash.
• If you grind your teeth at night, sleep with a mouth guard.
• Attend your regular dental checkups and get a dental cleaning every six months.
All of these remedies will help you alleviate some of your tooth sensitivity. However, remedies for your specific situation are available if you call our office today and talk to your dentist. We are more than happy to help you care for your sensitive teeth, and we look forward to working with you!