If You Have Sensitive Teeth
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, some 40 million people suffer from teeth that are sensitive in the United States. As is evident, this is not a rare problem but very common. Do you have sensitive teeth?
Why Do I have Sensitive Teeth?
You will know if your teeth are sensitive. That sharp pain that surfaces when you drink hot coffee or bite into ice cream is unmistakable. What does it come from?
-Gum recession or worn enamel due to brushing too hard or using a hard bristle tooth brush
-Periodontal Disease or Gingivitis can expose the tooth’s root
-Teeth grinding or clenching can result it worn enamel
-Dental treatment such as a deep cleaning or getting a crown. This will usually subside in four to six weeks
How Can I Help Tooth Sensitivity?
Thankfully, it is possible to tone down that sensitivity! Here are some tips according to Cleveland Clinic:
- Desensitizing toothpaste. There are several brands of toothpaste for sensitive teeth available. Your dentist may recommend one or you may have to try different brands until you find the product that works for you. Be sure to use fluoridated toothpaste for sensitive teeth, not tartar-control toothpaste. Try spreading a thin layer of the desensitizing toothpaste on the exposed tooth roots before bed.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Avoid highly acidic foods.
- Use a fluoridated mouthwash daily.
- Avoid teeth grinding. Consider getting a mouth guard.
If you have sensitive teeth and would like further help for this issue, contact us!
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