How to care for Sensitive Teeth

Categories: Dental, Oral Hygiene

photo_dental_-_sensitive_teethSensitive Teeth

Many people suffer from sensitivity in their teeth. Tooth sensitivity is caused by a deterioration of tooth enamel from various sources. Harsh brushing, receding gums, acidic foods and gum disease are some of the common reasons for deterioration of tooth enamel, exposing the layer under the enamel (dentin) or the root, leading to tooth sensitivity.

If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages, this is an indication of a more serious problem and calls for immediate dental care.

How Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth can help

There are a host of dental care products available for people suffering from sensitive teeth. The most commonly used active ingredients in these products are potassium nitrate and strontium chloride.

The potassium nitrate is what desensitizes the roots preventing the transmission of pain stimuli through the nerves to the pulp and root. The strontium chloride forms a layer over tiny pores present in the dentin layer, preventing painful stimuli from reaching the nerve.

Together, these ingredients work to calm and ease the symptoms of tooth sensitivity.

Doing Your Part for Senstiive Teeth

The first step in preventing sensitive teeth is to learn to brush your teeth gently and away from the gum. The second step is maintaining good oral health practices at home to prevent receding gums and gum disease.

The most important step is to visit Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem for a complete and thorough examination to reveal an accurate diagnosis as to what is causing your tooth sensitivity. Dr. Rotem will give you the caring and gentle dental treatment needed for cleaning your sensitive teeth, treating any gum disease or problems as well as tech you how to care for your sensitive teeth at home.

If you are experiencing any discomfort due to tooth sensitivity, call Dr. Ron Rotem today to learn what can be done to care for your sensitive teeth.