What is tooth sensitivity? To put it simply, tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that can range from mild to severe. Many people feel this discomfort every day even during mundane tasks such as eating and drinking. But, is there anything you can do to combat this issue? Read on to find out.
Though there are many different reasons you may have a sensitive tooth, there are a few are more common than others. Grinding your teeth can cause micro fractures, exposing your roots, which can cause sensitive teeth. Brushing too hard, tooth decay, and gum disease can all cause sensitive teeth as well. All of these can lead to enamel break, which also exposes your nerves.
While it may not work for everyone, one common solution may surprise you. In fact, the solution is brushing and flossing adequately. This simple solution may help the most with this problem more than anything. Again, please remember to brush and floss for a thorough clean.
Toothpaste companies are putting out toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you put this toothpaste on the offending tooth overnight you should see results. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth will also help over time.
If you see that your enamel is starting to go away here are some solutions. Eat and drink food that is high in calcium. This will help build up your teeth. Stay away from acidic foods as this will eat away at your enamel.
If you do have tooth sensitivity we can help. Our dentist Dr. Kevin Oakes and his team will be able to tell you other ideas and solutions for your unique situation. Just call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-663-5552 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.