Understanding Tooth Sensitivity
One oral health problem that threatens a number of people of all ages is tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking something hot, cold, or acidic. The dentin of the tooth is typically covered by enamel; however, over time, this enamel can begin to wear out or erode away, leaving the nerves more exposed to temperature. This erosion can be caused by a number of factors, such as acidic beverages, grinding your teeth, gum disease, and also using an abrasive toothpaste or toothbrush.
The human body does not produce additional enamel, meaning once it’s gone, it is gone forever. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your teeth. For more information about how you can treat your tooth sensitivity, contact an Austin dentist of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 and schedule an appointment.
Treating Tooth Sensitivity
To treat tooth sensitivity, you must first find out the primary cause of your sensitivity and enamel erosion. A skilled dental professional can assess your situation and find out what the cause is so he or she can then take action. Some possible ways to treat tooth sensitivity include the following:
- Changing to a soft bristled tooth brush or using a special toothpaste
- Adjusting your brushing technique to prevent enamel abrasion
- Dentists can apply fluoride to sensitive areas or prescribe fluoride-enriched toothpaste
No matter what treatment you need, an experienced and skilled dentist can help assess your situation and suggest the best course of treatment.
At BridgeView Dental, our Austin dentists can treat your tooth sensitivity today so you can go on with your life and enjoy food and beverages with little to no pain. For more information, contact us today at 512-347-8299.