Sensitive teeth can be a daily nuisance, and sometimes it’s not clear what is causing the sensitivity. It is essential to find the root cause of the sensitivity and eliminate it. Thankfully, there are several options for reducing symptoms of sensitive teeth.
Sensitivity toothpaste helps to reduce the symptoms of sensitivity by applying a thin protective layer on the teeth. This protective layer helps block microscopic tubules that lead from the outer part to the inner part of the teeth. Sensitivity toothpaste can provide instantaneous and long-lasting sensitivity relief.
A desensitizer acts in a similar way to sensitivity toothpaste by blocking microscopic tubules to prevent sensitivity. When you consume anything that may cause sensitivity, the sensation cannot enter the underlying tooth structure to cause sensitivity. Desensitizer has to be applied in office by a dental professional and usually lasts several months.
Reducing Sweets/Acids in Your Diet
A great way to prevent sensitivity is to consume fewer sweets and acids in your diet. These types of foods can lead to cavities and erosion on your teeth, creating sensitivity.
Use a Soft/ Electric Toothbrush
Sensitivity can be caused by aggressive brushing, or by use of a toothbrush that is too hard on your teeth and gums. Aggressive brushing and hard toothbrushes can lead to recession of the gums and abrasion of the teeth. Try using an electric toothbrush with a pressure indicator or an extra soft or soft toothbrush.
Dental fillings can be used to fill in areas of recession and wear to prevent sensitivity. If sensitivity is caused by gum recession, a thin layer of filling material can be placed to protect from external stimuli. Sensitivity due to wear can be treated with dental filling material.
If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, or have any questions about sensitive teeth, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule an appointment.