Tooth Sensitivity

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice-cream!” Unfortunately, if your screams aren’t being triggered by the pure bliss of enjoying a sweet treat, you may be among the millions of people who suffer from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is the pain or discomfort you may feel when you have hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks or when you breathe in cold air. Causes that can lead to sensitive teeth include:

  • Gum recession or enamel loss
  • Brushing too hard or using hard-bristle brushes
  • Teeth grinding
  • Acidic or sugary foods that cause enamel erosion and dentin exposure
  • Tooth decay near the gum line
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth whitening
  • Aging

There is absolutely no need to suffer during life’s most pleasurable moments whether enjoying birthday cake with your kids or frozen sundaes with friends. There are painless ways to deal with tooth sensitivity. Reduce Tooth Sensitivity by:

  • Developing/maintaining good oral hygiene
  • Using a soft bristle brush
  • Avoid certain foods
  • Using a mouth guard
  • Using a toothpaste formulated to help reduce sensitivity
  • TALK to your dentist

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