Tooth Sensitivity is no Laughing Matter
Hello, and welcome to part two of our blog series on how to reduce tooth sensitivity. Here at Salvatore Dental, we are sure that everyone has experienced tooth sensitivity at some point in their life. Everyone’s teeth are sensitive to extreme temperatures, however, in some cases people’s teeth are sensitive to substances that are not particularly hot or cold. Not only is this annoying for people who have to deal with it, it can negatively impact their lives by preventing them from eating things that they enjoy. In today’s post, we are going to go over a few more ways you can help to reduce tooth sensitivity. If you haven’t read our previous blog on the subject, we suggest that you go back after reading this one and do so.
Don’t Let Your Teeth Suffer
We feel like it is safe to assume that most people want to keep their teeth as healthy as possible. Barring the fact that replacing damaged teeth can be costly and painful, most people tend to feel more comfortable knowing that their teeth are au naturale. Below, we have listed a few of the ways that you can help to reduce sensitivity of the teeth.
- Don’t Grind Your Teeth: This tip can be hard for some people to accomplish, but trust us, grinding your teeth is one of the worst things you can do in relation to tooth sensitivity. Grinding your teeth reduces the amount of enamel present on the surface of the tooth, greatly increasing the sensitivity of the teeth. This tip can be a tricky one to follow because, for many people, grinding only occurs at night. If you wake up with jaw pain or a headache, it could be an indication that you are grinding your teeth at night and you need to invest in a mouthguard.
- Treat Receding Gums: For some individuals, tooth sensitivity is not caused by a lack of enamel on the tooth but is instead caused by the fact that their gums have receded and exposed the root of their tooth more than it should be. In this case, there is very little that a person can do at home, however, if they visit their dentist they may be able to receive treatment for their receding gum line.
- Dental Barriers: If none of these tips seem to be working, contact a dentist, such as the dentists at Salvatore Dental, and ask about painted-on barriers. This treatment utilizes desensitizing agents such as fluoride varnish or plastic resins that are painted on to the teeth. Doing this protects the teeth from food and drink and can greatly reduce the amount of sensitivity that a person experiences. It should be noted that this treatment is a temporary solution, so they will need to be reapplied once the effects wear off.
We hope that this short blog series has been informative and that you have learned a couple of ways to treat sensitive teeth. If you are still worried about the sensitivity of your teeth and want to seek professional help with treatment, please contact us today at Salvatore Dental. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience to treat your sensitive teeth.