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.
Sadly, the causes of sensitive teeth vary. Brushing too hard, clenching, and grinding your teeth can cause your enamel to break down, exposing the nerve of your tooth—which leads to sensitivity. Tooth decay and gum disease can also break enamel down.
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.
Another way to help a sensitive tooth is with toothpaste made especially for this specific problem. Just place a small dab of said toothpaste on the offending tooth overnight and by the next morning it should feel better. Using sensitive teeth toothpaste over time will help in the long run as well.
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. Drew Hines and his team will be able to tell you other ideas and solutions for your unique situation. Just call Drew Hines, DMD at 704-366-3526 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.