If drinking hot coffee, sipping a glass of cold water, or eating a bite of ice cream are causing you to experience tooth pain, you are probably dealing with sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be a symptom of several different issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or a tooth’s dentin being exposed due to a chip. This Q&A for people with sensitive teeth will go over some ways to treat sensitive teeth. Discussing these with your dentist can help make your teeth strong again.

Question: Should I Try Desensitizing Toothpaste?

Answer: Desensitizing toothpastes use compounds that help block the transmission of sensations from your tooth to its nerve. Although it works to reduce the pain you’re experiencing, you’re only treating a symptom and possibly allowing the underlying issue to grow worse. Consult with your dentist about using desensitizing toothpaste.

Question: How Do I Fix My Damaged Tooth?

Answer: Your dentist can provide you with a new crown for your tooth. The dental crown is molded to replace the form and function of the original tooth, allowing it to withstand the pressure of your bite and protecting the structure underneath it, also reducing the sensitivity you are now experiencing.

Question: How Can I Prevent Sensitive Teeth?

Answer: Maintain a proper oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing twice a day. Along with that, schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist. Your dentist can help keep your teeth clean and prevent any arising issues from getting worse. This will help ensure your teeth stay strong and healthy.

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