Dear Teeth, You’re Hot and Your Cold!

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Do you know that feeling, when you bite into an ice cube and feel it in your entire body? It’s called tooth sensitivity, and its not fun! What causes tooth sensitivity?

Exposure of the dentin can occur due to a number of factors. Some of the more common reasons are:

●      Aging or improper tooth brushing

●      Junk food or acidic beverages

●      Tooth grinding

●      Using harsh toothpaste or brushing incorrectly and/or excessive brushing resulting in loss of enamel. 

●      Gum disease

●      Teeth whitening treatments

●      Professional dental cleaning

●      Braces or fillings cause sensitivity during or after procedure

What can I do about it?

First things first, get to the bottom of what the source of the sensitivity is and then find a solution. If the sensitivity is due to exposed dentin here are a few things you can do yourself:

●      Using a soft tooth brush

●      Brushing carefully to help prevent abrasion and recession of the gums

●      Using a sensitive toothpaste

Dental professional can assist in

  •  Stengthen the tooth by applying a fluoride varnish on the sensitive areas.
  • Prescribing a high fluoride tooth paste for sensitivity.
  • Build up the areas that lost enamel by placing a dental restoration.

Contact Southwood Dental Studio to book an appointment or for any tooth sensitivity questions you may have! 

– Dr. Sanjay Agrawal

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