Millions of Americans experience tooth sensitivity to one degree or another, causing them to avoid certain foods and beverages. If this sounds like you, please talk to us about it at Future of Dentistry.
People with sensitive teeth are most likely to have problems with temperature. Hot or cold things, like coffee and ice cream, can be really difficult.
There is more than one cause of sensitive teeth, so it’s important to have a proper diagnosis. A common cause is worn tooth enamel. This can expose the dentin just beneath it. Enamel can wear down from using a hard-bristle toothbrush and brushing too aggressively. That’s why we always – repeat, always – recommend using a soft-bristle brush and a light touch.
- Tooth erosion from highly acidic foods and beverages
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- Bruxism (tooth grinding)
The treatment for sensitive teeth may involve filling a cavity or replacing a worn filling. If it’s caused by gum loss, you may need a graft.
Many cases respond very well to sensitive-teeth toothpaste. Our practice does extensive research on the best products for sensitive teeth and other needs. Please ask our team for a recommendation. Many people see results within a week or two.
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