If you feel tooth sensitivity when you sip coffee or bite into ice cream, Priority Dental in Casper is here for you.
Millions of Americans cope with sensitive teeth. Problems with hot and cold foods and drinks are one of the most common complaints. Tactile issues – biting or chewing hard foods – is another.
Fortunately, many cases of sensitive teeth respond to special sensitivity toothpastes. There is a lot to choose from, and most toothpaste brands include a line for this issue. Lots of people report results in as little time as a week or two.
Even if you’re in that lucky group, you should have your sensitive teeth checked by a professional. One of the most common causes of sensitive teeth is enamel erosion, which can expose the dentin. Believe it or not, aggressive brushing or using a hard-bristle toothbrush can lead to enamel erosion, which is why we always recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Other causes of sensitive teeth include:
- Tooth erosion from highly acidic foods and beverages
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- Bruxism (tooth grinding)