Sensitive Teeth?

Are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets? If so, there are many reasons why that might be the case. Some reasons include: tooth decay, a cracked tooth, worn tooth enamel, worn fillings, exposed roots (gum recession), grinding or clenching, brushing too hard or using a hard bristled toothbrush, teeth whitening, or acidic foods.
Depending on the cause of the sensitivity, there are a few things that will help provide some relief.

  1. Try a desensitizing toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive Pro- Relief.
  2. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing at least 2 times a dayand flossing at least once a day.
  3. Gently Brush using a soft-bristle toothbrush to protect gums.
  4. Use an over the counter fluoride rinse or a fluoride rinse prescribed by your dentist.
  5. Wear a night guard for grinding.
  6. Maintain regular dental office visits.

Corrie Ingham, RDH