Published: Oct 24, 2018 | By: Richard Caven
Do you routinely experience tooth pain after certain activities? If so, then it's likely that you have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth commonly result from worn down tooth enamel. This enamel serves as the protective shell of your teeth. With worn enamel, eating hot or cold foods, taking a deep breath of cold air and brushing your teeth may cause temporary pain or discomfort.
The first thing you should do when you realize you have sensitive teeth is see your dentist. They'll be able to rule out any other contributing factors (i.e., tooth decay, gum disease, etc.) and recommend one or more treatment options to help manage or resolve the issue at hand. This post will take a closer look at some of the common treatment options for sensitive teeth.
The good news is that sensitive teeth can be managed. Here's a look at some of the products that can help do it:
As you can imagine, the best way to avoid treatment for sensitive teeth is to see your dentist for a check up and professional cleaning at least twice a year. During these appointments, the levels of your tooth enamel can be assessed and action can be taken before things become a bigger issue. Additionally, proper brushing is essential, as is limiting your consumption of enamel-eroding acidic foods and drinks. For more information on tooth sensitivity, what causes it and what you can do about it, contact Caven Dental today.
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