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Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Posted on 1/10/2022 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
Tips for Dealing with Sensitive TeethSeveral oral problems can cause sensitive teeth. Generally, sensitive teeth can be pretty uncomfortable to deal with. If you have sensitive teeth, several tips can help you reduce the sensitivity. Some of them include:

Using Specialized Toothpaste

There is toothpaste specially designed for managing and treating tooth sensitivity. This toothpaste helps relieve tooth sensitivity and the discomfort that comes with it. Most toothpaste designed for this purpose has an ingredient that temporarily fills tiny holes in your dentin and enamel. This goes a long way in reducing tooth sensitivity becomes it calms down the tooth's nerves.

Use Soft-bristled Toothbrushes

Another way you can deal with tooth sensitivity is by using a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you have been using a hard-bristled toothbrush, it is time you change. Using that type of toothbrush only worsens the condition because it gets into contact with the sensitive area. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are brutal to your enamel, creating more microscopic holes that end up increasing sensitivity. Such toothbrushes also worsen gum recession that leads to the exposure of the dentin and other sensory nerves. Therefore, you should consider using a soft-bristled toothbrush that is gentle to your teeth. By doing so, you reduce the effects of tooth sensitivity.

Use Mouthguard

In some cases, tooth sensitivity is caused by grinding your teeth at night. If you have this problem, we can design a mouthguard that you wear when going to bed. This helps reduce the effects of grinding. In the end, you will feel less tooth sensitivity. Using a mouthguard also helps minimize damage to your oral health. For instance, continued grinding could cause dental chips that increase the risk of oral infections. This could also result in tooth loss due to the weakened tooth structure. Get in touch with us for more information on how to deal with sensitive teeth.

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Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
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Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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