One of the most common problems with dental care is sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be caused by worn tooth enamel, exposed or receding gums, as well as other factors like dentin wear and damage. Here are some ways to get relief from sensitive teeth.
The causes of sensitive teeth
Tooth decay, gum disease, and worn enamel can all lead to sensitive teeth. Over-brushing, hard brushing, and alcohol-based mouthwashes can all contribute to sensitive teeth. Use toothpaste that is gentle on sensitive teeth if you have sensitive teeth. Avoid acidic foods and beverages, such as soda and citrus fruits.
Sensitive teeth can cause severe pain for millions. Literally. Tooth sensitivity can be a common condition that can lead to discomfort when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or bitter. Although the exact cause of tooth sensitivity may not be known, there are many treatments that can help.
Treatments for sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth may be a result of pain from drinking or eating cold drinks. There are many factors that can cause sensitive teeth, including enamel erosion, tooth decay, and gum disease. There are many treatments that can reduce tooth sensitivity.
Fluoride toothpaste – fluoride is a substance that strengthens the teeth and makes them more resistant to decay. A toothpaste designed specifically for sensitive teeth can be used. These toothpastes often contain ingredients that block the flow sensation to the nerve endings of the teeth.
Mouthguard – A mouthguard protects your teeth against cold and hot foods and drinks. A mouthguard may also be helpful if you grind your teeth nightly.
Mouthwashes – You can find a wide range of mouthwashes at most pharmacies. They are also relatively affordable. You will need to carefully read the label and ensure that it does not contain alcohol or any other chemicals that could dry your mouth.
Tetracycline Oral Contraceptive – Tetracycline is an antibiotic that has broad-spectrum properties. It can be used to treat many bacterial infections including yeast infections. Tetracycline is used to treat mouth sores. It can cause tooth sensitiveness if it is given in large doses for a prolonged period (more than six months).
Antibiotics – also known as macrolides or tetracyclines, antibiotics can be used to treat strep thymic (a condition of the throat). They can also cause tooth sensitivity.
There are many ways to relieve sensitive teeth. These are some options if you’re tired of suffering from the pain. One of these treatments may work for you, and provide long-term relief for sensitive teeth.
DISCLAIMER: The advice offered is intended to be informational only and generic in nature. It is in no way offering a definitive diagnosis or specific treatment recommendations for your particular situation. Any advice provided is no substitute for proper evaluation and care by a qualified dentist.
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