If you experience tooth pain when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour, you may be a victim of tooth sensitivity, and we are happy to help you!
Tooth sensitivity generally occurs when your gums pull away from your teeth and expose the dentin, which is the inner layer of the tooth that harbors thousands of tiny channels that lead to the tooth’s nerve. When you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour, the substance triggers the channels and sends a shooting sensation toward your tooth’s nerve, which is the pain you feel when you eat or drink these products. This is the most common cause of tooth sensitivity, but there are also other causes, like:
• Teeth grinding habits
• Teeth-whitening products
• Long-term mouthwash use
• Acidic foods
• Dental work, like teeth cleanings, root planing, and crown placement
There are many things that can cause tooth sensitivity, but there are also many remedies you can use to fix it, and some of those remedies include:
• Brush your teeth twice a day.
• Floss your teeth once a day.
• Use fluoride mouthwash daily.
• While you brush, use toothpaste that caters to tooth sensitivity.
• Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
• Avoid eating acidic foods.
• Protect your teeth with a mouth guard if you tend to grind your teeth.
• Attend your dental checkups every six months.
There are many remedies you can try to relieve your tooth sensitivity, but if you want a remedy that can aid your specific situation, we invite you to call our office today and schedule an appointment. Our dentist will be happy to meet with you and discuss the best options for your sensitive smile!