SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR SENSITIVE TEETH (spring valley dentist/xenia dentist)

SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR SENSITIVE TEETH (spring valley dentist/xenia dentist)

(spring valley dentist/xenia dentist)

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(Reprinted in part from myvistadentalcare.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/tooth-sensitivity-a-quick-guide-2/)

Suffering from sensitive teeth?  Before we go any further, here is a great video from Oral-B.  If you can tolerate the ads at the end, you’ll see that it does a great job of explaining what tooth sensitivity is and what causes it:

 

https://youtu.be/i24G6KYKOgc

So now that you can consider yourself informed on tooth sensitivity, here are a few things you should keep in mind if you experience it.

  1. Talk to your dentist:  This is a MUST!  Maybe you have already done this – if so, great job!  Just be sure to let you dentist know if the amount of sensitivity you experience increases or decreases.  Tooth sensitivity lessening or disappearing may seem like a good thing, but it should still be discussed to ensure the change is not being caused by another health issue.  If you haven’t talked with your dentist about this issue, you should do so ASAP.
  2. Buying specialized toothpaste is a good choice.  If you have sensitive teeth and have not opted to purchase specially formulated toothpaste for sensitive toothpaste, don’t wait!  Make sure that you pick a toothpaste that is fluoridated and NOT tartar-controlled.  Here are a few ADA-sealed toothpastes that are formulated for tooth sensitivity and contain fluoride.
  3. Tempted to take shortcuts with brushing?  NOT a good idea!  Tooth Sensitivity = Sensitive Teeth!  So brushing your teeth might not be a great experience.  But not properly brushing your teeth could lead to other oral health problems and the last thing you need is more aches and discomfort to your mouth!  So pick up that soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently (and especially gently around your gums) for two minutes twice a day.
  4. We have solutions!  We offer services that can help you with your tooth sensitivity including dentin sealers, fluoride varnishes, and white fillings and bondings.  Contact us if you have questions or just request an appointment!

Remember, you don’t have to put up with tooth sensitivity.  We can help!

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