Do you ever feel pain or discomfort in one or more teeth when you bite or chew? Does the same sensation flare up if the food you eat or drink is sweet, hot or cold? If you have sensitive teeth, you may have insufficient tooth enamel, and it’s important to take good care of your smile.
There can be many causes of sensitive teeth, including cavities, tooth cracks, dental fillings that are loose and other dental work that causes issues. Additionally, gum disease can expose your tooth roots over time and leave them vulnerable. Perhaps the main culprit of tooth sensitivity is tooth enamel loss from the tooth surfaces. You can lose or weaken enamel if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, which is called bruxism. A buildup of plaque can also play a role if it’s allowed to lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
We encourage you to take steps to preserve tooth enamel by brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. It’s also very important to visit our dentist regularly for routine dental cleanings and exams. Dr. Ramin Moradi can identify any areas in your smile that don’t have sufficient tooth enamel so that he can help you create a solution to treat tooth sensitivity, as well as remove any plaque or tartar that is building along the teeth. This can help reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity developing in the first place. Tips to avoid sensitivity can include brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush, switching to a more effective toothpaste and exposing your teeth to more fluoride.
You don’t have to live with sensitive teeth. We encourage you to contact San Tomas Signature Smiles at 408-378-2890 today to make an appointment with our dentist and discuss your options to treat tooth sensitivity in Campbell, California.