The sensation of sensitive teeth can be quite unpleasant, but it is a common dental problem. The sharp and sudden pain can go straight to the nerve endings of your teeth. Sensitivity can be triggered by foods or beverages that are too hot or too cold. Sensitivity set off by the cold January air in Denver and Aurora can have you running to see your dentist.
Reduce Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity is most often caused when gums pull back from the teeth to expose the dentin. This part of the tooth is quite sensitive, making up the inner part of the tooth and the roots. Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce tooth sensitivity, including:
- Practicing advanced dental hygiene.
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush that won’t damage your teeth or injure your gums.
- Using a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth.
- Avoiding highly acidic foods and drinks that can wear away enamel.
- If you grind your teeth, use a mouth guard at night.
- Making sure to see your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams on the recommended schedule.
For more information on sensitive teeth or general dental health, contact our experienced and compassionate dentists at Aspenwood Dental Associates at (303) 500-0653. We serve the Denver metro area, including Aurora.