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Best Treatments for Teeth Sensitivity

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You might be suffering from teeth sensitivity if you regularly experience pain or discomfort in your teeth after consuming anything hot or cold.

Teeth sensitivity can be solved at home or, in extreme cases, it may require a visit to the dentist. Read on to find out the best treatments for teeth sensitivity.

Acidic Food

Carbonated drinks, wine, candy, citrus fruits, and other acidic food and beverages play an important role in wearing down your tooth's enamel. So, either reduce the quantity you consume or avoid them entirely depending upon the severity of your teeth sensitivity.

The best alternative is to consume fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, milk, and sugarless gum. If you want to drink acidic drinks, use a straw to minimize the contact with your teeth.

Brushing Techniques

You might perhaps be shoving your toothbrush back and forth roughly when brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, not only is this less effective, but it also damages your teeth' enamel and gums.

Go for a soft-bristled toothbrush and use gentle, circular, up-and-down motions when brushing your teeth. If you prefer using an electric toothbrush, make sure it has a sensitive head.

Dental Sealant

For an extreme case of teeth sensitivity, we at Frederick Orthodontics recommend getting a dental sealant. The procedure requires the dentist to apply a layer of tooth-colored resin to your exposed tooth roots.

The result is a natural-looking barrier on the roots of your teeth, which blends in visually. It can last up to 10 years.

Root Canal

A root canal should be used when no other treatments give you any comfort or when teeth sensitivity persists. The procedure involves removing the sensitive nerves from the affected tooth.

Root canals are highly effective; however, they can be somewhat painful. Your dentist is the best person to advise you on this treatment.

Conclusion

Teeth sensitivity is a problem that can be solved easily. It is mandatory to make sure you maintain good oral and dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, especially before going to bed.

If you are suffering from teeth sensitivity, visit our website for more information or visit Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Firestone, CO, to schedule an appointment.

Posted on Apr 11, 2022
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