How to Prevent Sensitive Teeth

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What have you heard about sensitive teeth? Would you be surprised to learn that there are a number of issues that could actually be causing your sensitive teeth? Similarly, would you be surprised to hear that there are several foods you should try to avoid?

Sadly, your sensitivity can be caused by common problems like gum disease and tooth decay. While you may not think this issue applies to you, many people actually have gum disease or tooth decay without ever realizing it. Similarly, you may have sensitive teeth if you brush too hard or if you use a brush with hard bristles. If your enamel is worn away, you could have to deal with sensitivity.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’d like to cope with sensitive teeth. For instance, you could choose a brush with soft bristles and brush gently. A desensitizing toothpaste may also helpful, but you may have to wait at least six weeks before you notice any improvement. Of course, our team can also help you deal with the cause of your sensitive teeth, which should help.

Finally, there are a few foods you should be careful with if you’re dealing with sensitivity. For example, foods that are too hot or too cold could aggravate your teeth. Sugary, spicy, or acidic foods can actually have the same effect.

To learn more about potential causes or solutions for sensitive teeth in Amsterdam, New York, please give Vincent J. Giaimo, D.D.S., L.L.C. a call at (518) 843-9177. Our dentist, Dr. Vincent J. Giaimo, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your call soon.