If you have ever experienced an unpleasant feeling after eating or drinking something extremely hot or cold, it’s very possible that you suffer from “dentin hypersensitivity,” or, as it’s more commonly known, sensitive teeth.

Teeth become sensitive when their underlying layer (the dentin) becomes exposed. Dentin exposure can occur at the gum line or on the chewing surfaces. Sensitive teeth can come as a result of unconscious clenching or grinding, abrasive toothpastes, gum disease, or incorrect or overly vigorous tooth brushing.

For patients suffering from sensitive teeth, we provide desensitizing dental products, including toothpaste, filling materials, and sealants, to help ease the pain caused by sensitive teeth. It is also beneficial to eat fewer foods that contain acid.

If you have noticed any increased sensitivity in your teeth, please give our dental office a call today to schedule your next dental appointment.