Can eating ice cream or even sipping a hot cup of coffee be a painful experience for you? Does flossing your teeth make you feel achy afterwards?
If so, chances are you may have sensitive teeth.
When you have sensitive teeth, certain important activities such as brushing, eating and drinking can cause temporary sharp pain in your mouth. This can prevent you from enjoying your other everyday activities.
Hot and/or cold foods or drinks can trigger your sensitivity, which can make it difficult to eat and enjoy food. If you are in pain, learn more about our additional emergency services online.
Sensitive teeth are usually the result of worn teeth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, tooth discomfort is caused by other underlying factors, such as a cavity, worn filling, chipped or worn tooth, or gum disease!
So, what exactly can you do to relieve tooth sensitivity?
Don’t Be Too Aggressive!
Use circular, gentle strokes rather than harsh back-and-forth scrubbing. Always avoid using an abrasive toothpaste. Tooth grinding can also cause tooth sensitivity and may fracture the teeth. If you feel that you are grinding your teeth, please ask our Smile Team about using a mouth guard.
Consider What You Eat or Drink!
Drinking or eating acidic foods or drinks may be the reason you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. Carbonated drinks, citrus fruits and wine can remove small amounts of tooth enamel, making it more susceptible to sensitivity.
If you find it hard for you to stay away from that soda bottle, consider using a straw when possible and drink water afterwards to flush out and restore balance to the acidic areas in your mouth!
If Your Pain Persists…
If you are experiencing tooth pain today, then feel free to give us a call at (845) 359-1763 or schedule your next appointment with us HERE!
At our office, we will be sure to provide you with several options to help diminish your tooth pain and leave you feeling happier than ever. If you are a working patient and you find that weekdays are busy for you, we are also open on Saturdays!
When you smile more, you are living more.