Have you been experiencing 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 occur if you:
– Brush your teeth too aggressively
– Use a toothbrush with hard bristles
– Eat highly acidic foods and beverages often
– Have tooth decay, damaged dental fillings or a cracked tooth
– Grind or clench your teeth
Tooth sensitivity can also simply be due to a recent dental procedure. If your tooth sensitivity is due to teeth whitening or a dental restoration placement, 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 tooth sensitivity. Brush your teeth gently with a toothbrush that has soft bristles.
Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity
The path to relief from tooth sensitivity can be made clear if you visit Dr. Virginia Sharpe. Talk to our dentist about your concerns and describe your symptoms. The underlying cause of the sensitivity may then be determined and treated at Sharpe Dental Studio.
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 toothpaste can block off nerve endings, thus helping with sensitivity! Keep in mind that you may need to use desensitizing toothpaste for a week or two before results are obvious.
To learn more about treatments for tooth sensitivity in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and to set up your next reservation, contact our dental office at 505-982-4686 today.