How to spot tooth sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity affects around 40 million people in the United States, and is one of the most common reasons for a dentist appointment. It is generally a symptom of various oral conditions and should be checked out by a dentist if it interrupts your day-to-day activities.
- Oral disease
- Bad dental hygiene
- Tooth fillings
- Tooth Whitenings
- Eating foods that harm teeth (sugary, acidic, etc.)
- Blunt trauma
- Sharp pain when exposed to air
- Pain when eating
- Pain when speaking
- Pain when brushing your teeth
There are various ways to avoid tooth sensitivity such as brushing your teeth regularly, getting your bi-annual dentist visit, using a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoiding harmful foods or drinks, using fluoridated mouthwash, using desensitizing toothpaste, and avoiding teeth grinding.
During your visit, we will conduct a comprehensive exam to make sure we know exactly what is going on with your teeth. Then, we will identify what bad habits, or foods you have been eating that have been causing tooth sensitivity. After that, we will give you guidelines and tips you can follow to ensure your teeth are no longer in pain.