Tooth sensitivity is a common symptom that plagues many smiles in the world today. Sometimes simple dental issues cause it while other times major dental issues cause it. Before you start to worry, it’s best to rule out the simple causes. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Alexander Santos, recommends doing a couple things.
First, change your brand of toothpaste. This is recommended because some pastes can increase your sensitivity, especially whitening and tartar-control toothpaste. So, try to dull the sensitivity by using a paste that doesn’t have the same characteristics and ingredients. For the best results, it’s best to use desensitizing toothpaste. This paste can block the pathways in the tooth enamel that leads to the tooth nerves, which can relieve your sensitivity.
Second, take it easy on your teeth. If you’re using the wrong toothbrush, like a hard-bristled toothbrush, or you brush too vigorously when you scrub, it’s time to change your ways. These things can create sensitivity. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and be gentle as you scrub. This is because your original technique irritated the gums and made them pull away from the teeth and expose the roots. The roots are very sensitive.
If these tips don’t dull your tooth sensitivity in Chino Hills, California, it’s time to call Chino Hills Family Dentistry at 909-342-7945 and schedule an appointment. During your visit, we will be happy to examine your smile, determine the underlying cause of your discomfort, and provide you with the treatment you need.
For more information and details, please reach out to us today. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can!