How to Treat and Beat Sensitive Teeth

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Millions of adults suffer from sensitive teeth. Fortunately, many have also found relief. To understand teeth sensitivity and ease your endless ache, check out the following expert dental care advice.

Let’s Talk About Teeth Sensitivity

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you’re very familiar with the sharp, shooting pains you feel when having foods and drinks that are hot, cold, sweet, or sour. You also know that sensitivity can suddenly strike when you brush your teeth or breathe in cold air. Some people only experience this pain occasionally, but many face sensitive teeth every day of their lives.

The Root of the Piercing Problem

Beneath the tooth enamel, lies a layer called dentin. The dentin leads directly to the nerves of the tooth. When your tooth’s protective enamel thins and your gums begin to recede, the dentin becomes exposed and makes your tooth more sensitive because anything that touches the delicate dentin will trigger the nerve and produce pain. There are many reasons why your tooth enamel and gums would wear away and leave you with sensitive teeth, including:

  • Harsh tooth brushing that erodes tooth enamel and causes gums to recede
  • Abrasive toothpastes and mouth rinses that wear down enamel
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Receding gums
  • Teeth grinding and clenching, which harms tooth enamel
  • Age, with adults struggling with sensitive teeth more often
  • Teeth whitening
  • Recent dental care procedures

Soothe and Stop Sensitive Teeth

The way to treat teeth sensitivity is to see a dental care professional who can offer you reasons and remedies. Your problem may indicate an underlying medical concern that requires immediate treatment, but usually it’s simply an issue that can be addressed with better dental care. Your dentist may offer you some advanced in-office procedures to protect or strengthen your tooth enamel, but patients are typically advised to follow these steps at home:

  • Avoid brushing too hard
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Brush your teeth with a special, desensitizing toothpaste
  • Practice proper dental care at home
  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to help prevent future problems

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