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Is there more pain in a sip of coffee than caffeine? More “ouch!” in ice cream than chocolate chips? Most people suffer from some degree of tooth sensitivity at one point in their lives. Here’s all you need to know about that terrible sensation and how to offer your teeth some relief!Austin Dentistry - Sensitive Teeth: Teeth Have Feelings Too!-smiles

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Many different things can result in tooth sensitivity. It’s important to identify what could possibly be responsible for your tooth sensitivity so that you can best treat it. Some of the different causes of tooth sensitivity are:

  • Cracked or chipped tooth.

  • Excessive consumption of foods high in acidity.

  • Enamel erosion.

  • Tooth whitening and some toothpastes.

  • Grinding your teeth.

Depending on what’s causing your tooth sensitivity your dentist may recommend several different options of treatment to you.

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

Some of the different ways of relieving tooth sensitivity is:

  • A desensitizing component, either in a toothpaste or a rinse. There are several brands available like, Sensodyne.

  • If your sensitivity is a result of a crack or chip, your dentist may fill the imperfection.

  • Sometimes fluoride helps in strengthening enamel and reducing tooth sensitivity.

  • If your teeth are sensitive as a result of root exposure, your dentist may recommend some sort of bondage to cover the exposure.

No matter what is causing your teeth sensitivity maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to combating it. This means brushing twice a day, flossing once and making regular appointments with a dentist. Call Dr. Arzegar of the Lifetime Smiles today!