If you experience a twinge in your tooth when you drink coffee or eat ice cream, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity from hot or cold foods and beverages may just happen once or twice, or it may be more consistent. What can you do to stop tooth sensitivity?
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Some of the main dental problems that result in tooth sensitivity include damaged tooth enamel and receding gums. These dental issues may manifest if you:
– Scrub your teeth
– Use a toothbrush with hard bristles
– Frequently eat highly acidic foods and beverages
– Have tooth decay, damaged dental fillings or a broken tooth
– Grind or clench your teeth
Tooth sensitivity can also simply be due to a recent dental procedure. If this is the case, the discomfort should be temporary.
Preventing Tooth Sensitivity
Taking care of your smile can help prevent tooth sensitivity. Brush and floss your teeth properly to promote healthy teeth and gums and to help prevent sensitive teeth. Brush your teeth gently with a toothbrush with soft bristles.
Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity
The path to relief from tooth sensitivity can be made clear if you visit Dr. Gary Shmurak. Talk to our dentist about your concerns and describe the symptoms that you have. The underlying cause of the sensitivity may then be determined and treated at Apex Dental Care.
Products to Lessen Sensitivity
Sometimes there is no apparent cause for tooth sensitivity. If this is the case, our dentist may apply a fluoride gel to the teeth to strengthen your tooth enamel and to lessen sensitivity. Using desensitizing toothpastes can block off nerve endings, thus helping with tooth sensitivity! Keep in mind that desensitizing toothpaste may take a week or two to take full effect.
For more information about treatments for tooth sensitivity in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and to set up your next reservation, contact our dental office at 215-996-9968 today.