Did you know, sensitive teeth can be treated? In fact, pain in your teeth when you drink or eat could be a warning sign you need help. Luckily, Dr. Debra Craig with Harmony Family Dental in Spokane, Washington, is here to help you understand the importance of treating your sensitive teeth, which is why we have prepared this information for you.
Your tooth enamel is a strong and vital substance in your body that needs to be taken care of. Furthermore, when you brush your teeth, don’t brush too hard because you could be causing more harm to your tooth enamel, causing your sensitive teeth. Gum disease could also be a cause of your sensitive teeth. With gum disease, your gums pull away from your teeth and the root of your teeth could be exposed, causing you pain. Luckily, a dentist will be able to help you fight this condition, as well as brushing and flossing regularly.
Tooth decay is also a leading reason to watch out for if you have sensitive teeth. If you have a cavity, it could be extinguishing the enamel, which is why a semi-annual checkup is essential to overcoming your sensitive teeth. Other options to think about are fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride in it to help your teeth, dental sealants to help protect the teeth, dental crowns to cover your tooth, or desensitizing toothpaste as an option to treat your teeth.
If you still have questions about your sensitive teeth, please call us at 509-467-1562 today and make an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to relieving your pain and helping your smile in any way we can.