Home remedies and treatments for sensitive teeth
By Dr. Siegel
| December 14, 2012 | Uncategorized
Some surprising causes of sensitive teeth
You stopped putting ice in your water. You wait until you coffee cools down. You breathe through your nose when it’s cold outside. Even a bite of candy sends a thrill to your core. Those sensitive teeth are keeping you from enjoying life’s little delights, and you don’t even remember how it started.
- Sure, brushing is good, but aggressive brushing wears down the layer of enamel that protects the nerves of teeth. Brush often and brush thoroughly, but be gentle and use good technique. The hygiene team at Big Smile Dental will be happy to give you a refresher course, and may recommend soothing toothpaste options.
- Gum disease, rough brushing, trauma, repeated dental work, or significant orthodontic straightening can leave you long in the tooth. The exposed roots may be quite tender. Maintaining good home care and switching to a soft brush will help. Dr. Ted Siegel can offer additional restorative solutions.
- Chips, cracks, cavities, and infection are often invisible. Sometimes sensitivity is the first indication that something is wrong. Your best bet – call Dr. Siegel for early detection and tooth-saving treatment.
You only get one set of permanent teeth. Care for them well and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of comfortable function.