More than half of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity, also referred to as denin hypersensitivity, which affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. Tooth sensitivity happens when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner or when gum recession occurs. If your teeth become sensitive or painful when drinking hot or cold beverages, or eating sweet or super acidic foods, you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can also come and go over time. Assessing your dental hygiene helps our emergency dentist in Boynton Beach determine if you have tooth sensitivity and if so, how to treat it.
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
There are many causes of tooth sensitivity. It’s caused by gum recession that leaves your tooth surface exposed, and tooth erosion due to consuming highly acidic foods and beverages. It’s also caused by brushing your teeth too hard or using a hard bristle toothbrush, which results in worn tooth enamel. Regularly visiting our professionals who care about your dental hygiene prevents tooth sensitivity. Properly brushing your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that doesn’t have high levels of abrasives for two minutes, is another preventative measure. Making sure your diet consists of low acidic meals also prevents tooth sensitivity.
With tips and treatment by our emergency dentist in Boynton Beach, tooth sensitivity can be treated. Treatment includes prescribing an at-home brush-on fluoride gel, fluoride rinse, or high fluoride level toothpaste. These treatments are specially formulated to reduce sensitivity and provide extra protection against decay. Fluoride varnishes are another form of treatment that is painted onto the teeth for extra protection.
To learn more, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at the Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach. Call our office today at (561) 737-1223 to schedule a consultation with our family, cosmetic, and emergency dentist in Boynton Beach today.