Many people suffer with sensitive teeth – whether when drinking extra cold or hot beverages, eating sugary foods, brushing teeth or even if a chilly wind comes through and grazes teeth. In fact, one in every eight people have sensitive teeth or tooth pain.
If you are one of the aforementioned, keep reading for several recommended remedies to ease the pain of sensitive teeth.
First and foremost, if you experience teeth sensitivity you should be sure you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush as opposed to a medium- or hard-bristled brush. Harder bristles can often wear the tooth enamel down, exposing the dentine layer of the tooth, which is very porous and can enhance sensitivity.
Further, hard bristles or even brushing to aggressively can cause gums to recede, exposing the tooth root which can also increase sensitivity when contacted. So be sure to use gentle strokes when brushing, also.
Additionally, there are also certain toothpastes available created specifically for sensitive teeth which you may consider.
Another way to combat tooth sensitivity is to have a high-fluoride treatment done at the dentist office. These treatments work to reharden the tooth enamel, aiding in easing sensitivity.
You may also consider a dental sealant or bonding, which offers an undetectable barrier on the root of your teeth and can last up to a decade. If the issue is severe gum recession, Dr. Milan offers several specific gum treatments to place the gums back where they belong.
As always, a consultation with Dr. Milan will determine the best treatment solution for you!
A dentist in the know
Dr. Mitchell Milan and his expert staff have been offering treatments for sensitive teeth and every other dental issue for 20 years. In fact, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is known as one of the most elite dental offices in Michigan because of the suite of procedures offered.
As a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, preventative dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, our team can transform nearly every smile to its best looking and healthiest – quickly and comfortably.
Call us today to learn more about which treatments your smile could benefit from!