What to do about sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth

If taking a bite of ice cream or having a sip of a hot cup of coffee causes you pain then you might have sensitive teeth. Sometimes the painful sensation is a result of a cavity or crack, but more often than not it is caused by worn enamel or an exposed tooth root. One of the best ways you can prevent your teeth from being sensitive is it to make sure you are brushing correctly. Brushing too vigorously can retract the gums and expose the sensitive part of the tooth making the tooth even more sensitive. If you have sensitive teeth your dentist will have a number of treatment options for you. Your dentist may provide or inform you of desensitizing toothpaste, it will cover a few brushes, helps block the transmission of painful sensations from the tooth’s surface to the root. There are also several in-office treatments that may be useful to strengthen your enamel. If you are bothered by sensitive teeth we have solutions, please speak to a member of our team to learn more!

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