For those of you with sensitive teeth, this post from Rotem Dental Care, your Toms River dentist, is for you.
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.
Here in our Toms River dentistry practice, our staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity issues and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
There are lots of over-the-counter toothpastes for sensitive teeth that can be very effective after several applications. Most Toms River area drugstores carry at least one type. Ask us for a recommendation at your next appointment.
If special toothpastes don’t do the trick, there are other options, such as a fluoride gel or other desensitizing agents.
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