McKinney, TX dentist, Dr. Ryan Thompson, and team provide patients with relief for sensitivity in their teeth.
McKinney, TX, June 19, 2015 (Newswire.com) - McKinney, TX dentist, Dr. Ryan Thompson, and team provide patients with relief for sensitivity in their teeth. Thompson Dental provides information on the causes, treatment and preventive measures for sensitive teeth.
Tooth sensitivity is very common and occurs in every one of eight adults. People experience tooth sensitivity when the underlying dentin layer of the tooth is exposed in the oral cavity.
Reasons for tooth sensitivity may vary, but they can include:
- Brushing too hard
- Consuming acidic foods
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Tooth decay (cavities) near the gum line
- Fillings that are worn
- Gum disease or recession of the gums
- Worn tooth enamel
If you develop sensitivity in one or more teeth, first see our McKinney dentist to determine the cause. If your sensitivity is caused by simple enamel abrasion or by normal gum recession, we may recommend one of the following for relief.
Use desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block off the dentinal tubules so that the nerves don’t get stimulated.
Use fluoridated dental products. These are designed to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.
Avoid highly acidic foods and drinks. Acid can cause tooth enamel to wear away, which results in tooth sensitivity.
Use a soft toothbrush. People can cause tooth sensitivity by brushing with too much force and/or brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush.
If you are still experiencing discomfort, contact our McKinney dentist. At Thompson Dental, we can help relieve pain in your teeth, as well as helping you maintain a healthy smile.