What Causes Tooth Sensitivity
If you pass on hot or cold drinks because you know it will cause discomfort, you may suffer from tooth sensitivity. There are things that you do everyday that you may not know causes this uncomfortable condition. The most common thing people do is brush their teeth too hard and it causes their enamel, the hard, protective layer on your teeth, to wear away. Some of the foods you eat can also cause your enamel to become worn off. These include sodas, sticky candy, and high sugar carbohydrates. Teeth clenching, teeth grinding, and teeth bleaching can also cause tooth sensitivity.
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment
For patients who come to our Plano TX dentist office with sensitive teeth, we recommend Fluoridex®. This product can be used in place of regular toothpaste for daily treatment and cleaning. Fluoridex helps protect against painful sensitivity to cold, heat, sweets, acids and contact.
Additionally, for more severe sensitivity, topical solutions like I-bond can be bonded to the root surface to cover the root’s nerve ending, which is called the dentinal tubule.
For patients with gum recession, root exposure and sensitivity, we often recommend treatment with MI paste + aligners for nightly application to desensitize and harden the root to make it more thermally protected and decay-resistant.
Schedule a Consultation
At Sowell Sensational Smiles, you’ll discover many solutions for sensitive teeth. Just like thousands of your friends and neighbors throughout Plano, Dallas, Frisco and Southlake County. Call now for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mark Sowell at (972) 382-6855 or request a consultation online.