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How to Heal and Deal with Sensitive Teeth

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Have you felt a strange stinging sensation or a piercing pain when your teeth are exposed to heat, cold, air, or pressure? It sounds like you suffer from sensitive teeth. You share this struggle with close to 45 million Americans, but you can soothe your tooth sensitivity with the following helpful hints.

Culprits in Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth become sensitive when the outer surface of the tooth, called the enamel, erodes, exposing the inner layer of the tooth known as dentin. The dentin is closer to the nerves, which makes teeth feel sensitive when touched. The most common causes of this discomfort include:

  • Overly rigorous brushing can lead to loss of tooth enamel and exposure of the dentin
  • Teeth grinding can destroy tooth enamel and result in sensitivity
  • Mild to serious gum recession
  • Acidic beverages can erode tooth enamel and lead to dentin exposure.
  • Excessive dental treatments, such as frequent tooth whitening and numerous tooth restoration procedures, can erode tooth enamel and make teeth sensitive over time
  • Aging can cause the surface of teeth to wear down with time

Treating Sensitive Teeth

The only way to truly know the source of your sensitivity is to visit an affordable dentist for a dental examination. To determine the root of your sensitive teeth, the dentist will dispense a spray of air over each tooth. To provide instant relief, the dentist may apply an in-office desensitizer that places a protective coating over the teeth, reducing overall sensitivity. Severe cases of tooth sensitivity may require dental restorative treatment, but most people find relief with a variety of at-home treatments.

4 Fixes for Sensitive Teeth

There are many ways to alleviate the discomfort of tooth sensitivity. An affordable dentist can advise you about the most beneficial and cost-effective treatments available to you. Your options include:

  1. In severe cases of tooth sensitivity, in-office desensitizers can offer even greater relief, sometimes lasting for years.
  2. Over-the-counter desensitizers can often augment and extend these in-office treatments.
  3. Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush can ease tooth sensitivity.
  4. Fluoride toothpastes and rinses can make tooth nerves less sensitive.

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