Q: What’s the best way to cure sensitive teeth? Sometimes cold drinks hit a certain tooth the wrong way and it’s very uncomfortable.
A: Tooth sensitivity is often the result of worn down enamel and exposed root surfaces. The earlier you learn to manage the factors contributing to these issues, the better chance you’ll have at reducing the sensitivity.
Aggressive or improper brushing technique, grinding or clenching your teeth, and crooked teeth with a improper bite can cause trauma to the oral tissues.
We recommend the following to build and maintain healthy teeth:
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush. When bristles are too hard they wear down the enamel and irritate/push back the gums.
- Brush in a circular motion. This way you’re not smashing the toothbrush and its bristles against your teeth or gums.
- Depending on your level of sensitivity, you may want to look into using a toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth, or other treatments.
- Visit your dentist to assess your bite. We can discuss options for preventing traumatic grinding and straightening the teeth.
Book an appointment online today to come in for a check-up and talk to your dentist about recommendations.