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How Do You Know If You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tal Lewinger - Saturday, September 24, 2016

You may have heard of people with sensitive teeth, or perhaps you’ve seen commercials designed to sell toothpaste for people with sensitive teeth, but there’s a chance you could be one of those people, and perhaps don’t even know about it. Thankfully, there are a few tell-tale signs to consider when it comes to your teeth, and if you’ve ever experienced any of these issues, you may be ‘silently suffering’ with sensitive teeth.

 

Sensitive teeth are caused by the recession of your gums, exposing the roots a bit more. This can be caused by age, or genetics, which is why not everyone will always experience sensitivity in their teeth. But, if you’ve ever felt a bit of pain from a lick of ice cream, a deep breath of cold air, or a bite of hot soup, it might be time to consider that your teeth are more sensitive than you may be willing to admit.

 

When the enamel on your teeth has been worn down, thanks to the gums recessing a bit, your teeth are essentially more exposed to the ‘outside’ elements, especially what you eat. While you can’t bring the strong enamel back, there are several solutions you can try either at home, or at your dentist’s office. Keep those sensitive toothpaste commercials in mind as a place to start, and if you notice some of your favorite foods have been causing you pain lately, go ahead and see if those specific toothpastes help.

 

If you feel as though you need a stronger treatment, your dentist can typically offer things like fluoride varnishes, or pastes that essentially desensitize the teeth and gums, so you won’t feel a painful sensation when eating what you love. If you have sensitive teeth, you’ll definitely know it, but you don’t need to live with the pain very long, thanks to some effective, non-invasive solutions. So, don’t be afraid to grab that ice cream cone!

 

Visit Marketplace Dentistry today and book your appointment!

 



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