Have you been experiencing tooth sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity from hot or cold foods and beverages may just happen once or twice, or it may be more consistent. You may be wondering what can do to stop tooth sensitivity.
Possible Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Some of the main dental problems that result in tooth sensitivity include damaged tooth enamel and receding gums. These dental issues may occur if you:
- Brush your teeth too aggressively
- Use a toothbrush with hard bristles
- Have tooth decay, a damaged dental filling or a crack in the tooth enamel
- Grind or clench your teeth
Tooth sensitivity can also simply be due to a recent dental procedure. If your tooth sensitivity is due to teeth whitening or a dental restoration placement, the discomfort should be temporary.
Preventing Tooth Sensitivity
Taking care of your smile can help prevent tooth sensitivity. Brush and floss your teeth properly to promote healthy teeth and gums and to help prevent tooth sensitivity. Brush your teeth gently with a toothbrush that has soft bristles.
Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity
The path to relief from tooth sensitivity can be made clear if you visit Dr. Jacob Shrayman. Talk to our dentist about your concerns and symptoms. The underlying cause of the sensitivity may then be determined and treated at Jacob Shrayman, DDS.
Products That Can Lessen Sensitivity
Sometimes there is no apparent cause for tooth sensitivity. If this is the case, our dentist may apply a fluoride gel to the teeth to strengthen your tooth enamel and to lessen sensitivity. Using desensitizing toothpastes can also help with sensitivity! It is important to note that desensitizing toothpaste may need to be used for one to two weeks before results are obvious.
To learn more about treatments for tooth sensitivity in Verona, New Jersey, and to set up your next reservation, feel free to call our dental office at (973) 791-4104 today. We are excited to see you and to aid your smile!