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Suffering From Tooth Sensitivity?

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Dr. Mal Braverman

It has been estimated that about half of the population has suffered from tooth sensitivity from one time to another; and anyone suffering from tooth sensitivity understands how painful and unbearable it can be in your life. Tooth sensitivity can often be caused by various different things such as eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Though quite a painful thing to endure, relieving your tooth sensitivity is usually relatively easy to do.

The first step you should take if you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity is to visit your dentist. They will be able to tell you what the sensitivity is coming from. In most cases, if your tooth sensitivity is due to exposed dentin (the layer of the tooth immediately surrounding the nerve), there are a number of steps you can take to help. Some of these include the following:

    • Use a soft bristle toothbrush
    • Brush correctly to help prevent abrasion of the enamel and recession of the gums
    • Use a toothpaste especially formulated to help reduce sensitivity such as Sensodyne

If these tips are not working to help relieve your sensitive tooth pain, contact our office and we will be able to assist you in further care such as:

  • Applying a fluoride varnish on the sensitive areas to aid in the strengthening of tooth and enamel
  • Prescribe a high fluoride toothpaste to use everyday
  • Place dental restoration to build up areas that have lost a substantial amount of enamel
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