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Dealing with tooth sensitivity can be difficult, inconvenient, and painful, but now is your chance to treat the problem and finally experience the comfort you deserve!

Tooth sensitivity generally occurs when the gums recede, exposing the tooth’s dentin and roots. When this happens, the hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods have quick access to the nerves of your tooth, and when eaten, they shoot a sudden and sharp pain up your tooth. There are also other dental issues that can cause tooth sensitivity, like:

• Tooth decay near the gum line
• Teeth grinding habits
• Gum disease
• Plaque buildup
• Long-term mouthwash use
• Acidic foods
• Dental work, like teeth cleanings, root planing, and tooth restorations

To help correct these dental issues, we suggest:

• Brushing and flossing regularly
• Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush
• Brushing with toothpaste that caters to sensitivity
• Rinsing your mouth daily with fluoride mouthwash
• Watching what you eat (do your best to avoid acidic foods)
• Protecting your teeth with a mouth guard if you have teeth-grinding habits
• Seeing your dentist every six months

If you would like to learn more about remedies that aid with tooth sensitivity, we ask you to call our office today and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist if you would like a specific solution to your sensitive smile.