The Solution to Sensitive Teeth

Posted May 27, 2016.

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your mouth when you drink something cold? How about a dull, persistent throbbing in your gums that refuses to subside? If you have, you may be suffering from what is called tooth sensitivity. So, what can you do about this pain and discomfort—and will it ever fade?

Sadly, the causes of sensitive teeth vary. Brushing too hard, clenching, and grinding your teeth can cause your enamel to break down, exposing the nerve of your tooth—which leads to sensitivity. Tooth decay and gum disease can also break enamel down.

While it may not work for everyone, one common solution may surprise you. In fact, the solution is brushing and flossing adequately. This simple solution may help the most with this problem more than anything. Again, please remember to brush and floss for a thorough clean.

Toothpaste companies are putting out toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you put this toothpaste on the offending tooth overnight you should see results. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth will also help over time.

If you see that your enamel is starting to go away here are some solutions. Eat and drink food that is high in calcium. This will help build up your teeth. Stay away from acidic foods as this will eat away at your enamel.

If you do have tooth sensitivity we can help. Our dentist Dr. Ghada S. Massabni and his team will be able to tell you other ideas and solutions for your unique situation. Just call Agape Dentist at 781.995.4445 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.