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Sensitive Teeth in Coconut Grove FL?

Sensitive Teeth in Coconut Grove FL?
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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tooth-sensitivity-coconut-grove-flWere you searching for “sensitive teeth” when you came across this article? Did you want to know the best way to be able to enjoy a cold ice cream or savor your favorite coffee or tea? If so, read on as our dental team at Grove Smiles Dentistry of Coconut Grove, FL have some great information for you!

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Your teeth become sensitive when the outside protective layer of your teeth which is called enamel wears away due to normal wear and tear, poor dental hygiene, poor habits and lifestyle choices, or when gum recession leaves the root of the tooth exposed to food, drink, and air.

When the enamel wears away, this exposes the inner layer called the dentin. The dentin contains fluid-filled tubules that reach into the innermost part of the tooth where all the nerves reside. As the nerves inside the tooth become exposed, tooth sensitivity increases.

Can Desensitizing Toothpaste Help?

Yes! Desensitizing toothpaste is an excellent way to ease tooth sensitivity. The specially formulated toothpaste is created to block the opening to the tubules in the dentin which protects the nerves in the tooth from exposure. This block in exposure numbs your teeth, per say, so you do not register the pain of sensitivity.

Because sensitive teeth can range from mildly annoying to severely painful, it is important to remember, that if your teeth are at all sensitive, your first stop should be your dentist’s office. Some problems that cause teeth to be sensitive can be quite serious and may require more extensive treatment than desensitizing toothpaste can provide.

More Great Tips To Avoid Sensitive Teeth

Practice Proper Oral Hygiene. Gum disease and tooth decay are frequently the cause of tooth sensitivity. So step up your dental regimen of brushing, flossing, and regular checkups to help further damage or prevent sensitivity in the first place.

Don’t Brush So Hard. Aggressive brushing or brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause gum recession and enamel erosion. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t apply too much force. Plaque comes off easier than you think!

Protect Your Teeth. If you clench your teeth frequently or have been diagnosed with bruxism (teeth grinding), make sure you protect your teeth with a nightguard provided to you by your dentist and try to be conscious of your clenching habits during the day.

Create A Healthy Diet. Eat sugar and carbohydrates in moderation. Drink plenty of water and eat foods that are good for your teeth such as dairy products and vegetables.

In Pain? We Are Ready To Help!

No matter what your level of discomfort, it’s our belief that nobody should have to live with tooth pain. If you experience any sensitivity in your teeth, come in and see us! We can diagnose the cause of your sensitivity and ascertain the best way to treat it.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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