Nearly all of us have felt it before; a bolt of pain shooting through our mouth, or a blunt, consistent ache arising after we drink a certain beverage. Sensitive teeth are common in both children and adults. After all, pain can be the body’s way of telling us to avoid something. But like most everything, there is a spectrum of sensitivity, and some patients experience a more extreme version. Some people experience a little sensitivity after completing teeth whitening treatments, but for others, a deeper problem emerges.

Patients with significantly sensitive teeth often have worn tooth enamel or exposed roots, leading to increased sensitivity when brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking. Sensitivity can also arise from cracked teeth or excessive grinding.

As with many problems related to our dental health, the first solution is to practice excellent oral care. Many of the problems related to increased sensitivity stem from decay, acidic, sugary foods, and plaque. It’s also wise to visit a dentist if you are experiencing significant sensitivity that is persistent and troubling. Depending on your case, we may recommend specific toothpastes, flouride treatments, or other more advanced procedures to eradicate the problem.

If you have any questions about sensitive teeth or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.

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