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Sensitive Teeth & Treatments for Sensitivity

There are a variety of treatments for sensitivity if you experience sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth may change your daily lifestyle because of the temporary and sharp pain that’s experienced with certain foods/drinks. Sour candy sensations, or the temperature of hot tea cause discomfort to those with sensitive teeth. Anyone can experience teeth sensitivity, regardless of if they are in need of dental treatment, like root canals, cleanings, or crowns.

Some factors may contribute to sensitivity, including:

  • gum diseases
  • teeth chips or cracks
  • clenching and grinding
  • plaque buildup
  • acidic foods or drinks
  • a hard bristled toothbrush
  • aggressive teeth brushing
  • gum recession
  • teeth whitening treatments

Improve the symptoms of sensitive teeth by visiting your dentist for help. A proper diagnosis from a dentist will help guide you to the right treatment. Treatment of sensitive teeth varies with each patient, from changing your toothbrush to a softer head, to receiving a deep cleaning.

Treatment for teeth sensitivity includes:

  • a night guard, custom made from your dentist
  • switching to  a soft bristled toothbrush
  • using a “sensitive” or “desensitizing” toothpaste
  • a dental cleaning from your hygienist
  • adding a fluoride-containing mouthwash to your daily routine
  • a fluoride treatment from your dental team

If you experience teeth sensitivity to hot/cold foods and more, take a trip to your dentist for a check up. Sensitive teeth are an sign that you may need to change your oral care routine or get treated for a larger problem. Learn more about sensitive teeth in our blog “Sensitive Teeth,” at

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