If you have sensitive teeth, then you know how inconvenient it can be. When you have this condition, you may have trouble eating and drinking the things you like, particularly if those things have temperature extremes, like iced tea, ice cream, or your favorite soups. But there are things you can do if you have sensitive teeth which may also strengthen your teeth in the process. Let’s take a look!
Your first line of defense is using a desensitizing toothpaste when you brush those pearly whites. You can find these at your local drugstore or supermarket, and the beauty of these kinds of toothpaste is that they can protect the nerves of the teeth. Desensitizing toothpaste contains compounds which block the channels leading to the nerves of your teeth.
Your next line of defense is a fluoride treatment you can receive after a dental cleaning. These usually administered in a foam, varnish, or gel applied after your teeth are squeaky clean and free of tartar (hardened plaque).
Another effective treatment is having our dentist at Windward Dental Care perform dental work such as crowns or dental bonding, both of which can be beneficial to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Cosmetic bonding involves bonding a durable composite resin to a tooth and can be done in one short visit to our office. This composite resin is tooth-colored so it blends in naturally with your tooth.
Having a dental crown can also help a sensitive tooth. These are designed to strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth and can be done in comfortable visits with our dentist.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to relieve tooth sensitivity in Alpharetta, Georgia, we invite you to call 770-569-7580 and let us help. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Keith Kitchens, to determine the best treatment for your needs.