Sensitive teeth can seriously affect your quality of life. They can make it difficult to enjoy cold or hot foods as well as sweet foods. They may also create a deterrent to proper home care.
Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for sensitive teeth. The first step is to make an appointment at our Rockville dental office so we can get to the bottom of the problem.
Some common culprits that contribute to sensitive teeth include:
Gum recession and root exposure
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products
Clenching and grinding
Chips or small fractures
The good news is that treating sensitivity is often fairly simple. If you are experiencing decay, we can fill your cavity to repair your tooth. If gum recession is your problem, we can determine whether the problem is caused by periodontal disease or if there is a mechanical issue. For instance, you could be brushing your teeth too hard or using a toothbrush with bristles that are too firm!
In the meantime, there are a number of good kinds of toothpaste for sensitive teeth (such as Sensodyne) that can reduce your sensitivity and make eating, drinking, and brushing and flossing your teeth much more comfortable.
Don't ignore sensitivity! Give us a call to schedule an appointment.