The Best Treatments for Teeth Sensitivity


The Best Treatments for Teeth Sensitivity

If you have to ask for no ice in your beverages, wait for your coffee to cool before you can drink it, or get a shooting pain every time you eat a piece of candy, you’re likely suffering from tooth sensitivity.

What Causes Teeth Sensitivity?

Teeth have a protective layer of enamel that covers a porous inner layer called dentin. When enamel wears thin or dentin becomes exposed for other reasons (receding gums, cracked teeth, broken teeth, or tooth decay), teeth become sensitive because their nerve roots are exposed to the changes in temperature, pressure, and acidity from the foods you eat.


7 Ways to Get Relief From Sensitive Teeth

1. Desensitising Toothpaste

Over-the-counter toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth can help reduce the pain you experience. These products usually require brushing several times before you’ll experience noticeable effects.

2. Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments in the dentist’s office can help replenish your enamel and even fill in exposed dentin to reduce sensitivity.

3. Dental Bonding, Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns

These treatments can be used to seal and protect a natural tooth’s surface, eliminating sensitivity.

4. Eat Healthily

Avoid eating and drinking acidic or extra-sugary foods and beverages. Choose a diet rich in vitamins and minerals that will fortify your teeth from the inside out.

5. Don’t Brush Too Hard

Brushing too vigorously can wear out your enamel, exposing dentin. Choose a soft-bristled brush and use gentle, slow strokes.

6. Protect Teeth

If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night, you might have sleep bruxism. Talk to our dentist about getting fitted for a night guard to protect your teeth from unnecessary wear.

7. Visit the Dentist

Regular dental exams help keep your teeth and gums healthy, preventing the dental problems that lead to sensitive teeth.


Schedule a Teeth Sensitivity Appointment With Our La Mesa Dentist

If you’ve been missing your ice cream fix, hot drinks, or biting into sweets because your teeth are just so sensitive, then it’s time to know that you don’t have to continue living in pain and avoiding your favorite foods and drinks.

We welcome you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Michels to talk about your teeth sensitivity, determine the underlying cause, and talk about the best teeth sensitivity treatment options for you. To learn more or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact Cardinal Dental in La Mesa today.