Teeth Sensitivity

Teeth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity means pain or discomfort in the teeth as a result of particular stimuli, such as hot or cold temperatures. It can be caused by a variety of factors, but most cases of sensitive teeth are readily addressed with a change in your oral hygiene routine. At Family Smiles Fort Lee in Fort Lee, NJ, we provide a variety of procedures to effectively alleviate tooth discomfort.

Causes for Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth create pain and discomfort in the mouth, making it difficult to concentrate on your everyday activities and life. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by several circumstances, including:

  • Sensitive teeth develop as a result of your enamel and gums shielding your teeth from any harmful environment.
  • The use of a hard toothbrush causes sensitive teeth. The bristles of your toothbrush can cause gum and enamel damage, resulting in discomfort.
  • Acidic meals may be the cause of tooth sensitivity.
  • Too many spicy foods might cause dental sensitivity.
  • The most prevalent cause that people are unable to control is nighttime teeth grinding. This type of activity can cause dental sensitivity.

How to Avoid Tooth Sensitivity

  • Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be applied to your sensitive teeth by our dentist. This treatment strengthens the enamel, preventing sensitivity caused by exposed dentin.

  • Receding Gum Treatments

Tooth sensitivity is caused by receding gums. If your gums are receding due to excessive brushing or gum disease, we have numerous treatment options for you. We may also advise you on deep cleaning or other procedures to correct gum recession, safeguard your tooth roots, and avoid tooth loss.

  • Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

There is a variety of toothpaste available for sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth toothpaste covers your enamel and reduces nerve sensitivity. Fluoride, potassium nitrate, or strontium chloride are the best possibilities. Professional toothpaste can provide further relief and hypersensitivity prevention.

  • Avoid Using Rough Brushing

Brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, is recommended. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and be gentle with your gums. Brushing too hard might cause gum recession and tooth discomfort.

  • Dental Treatments

Dental procedures can also help to alleviate tooth sensitivity. To reduce pain from exposed nerve ends, our dentist may apply a specific resin that covers the exposed dentin. 

At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we provide various solutions for sensitive teeth. To learn more and schedule an appointment, visit us at 810 Abbott BLVD Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, or call (201) 224-2705.

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