Tips for Treating Tooth Sensitivity

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Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity? If so, our dentist, Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC, is more than happy to help you find the comfort you deserve. Sensitivity can be quite irritating and inconvenient, especially because it makes eating and drinking hot and cold products pretty painful. So, to help you treat your sensitivity, he has some tips. Those tips are:

-Take advantage of fluoride (Fluoride can strengthen the tooth enamel and close the channels leading to the tooth nerves)

-Use desensitizing toothpaste (This type of toothpaste is made to help with tooth sensitivity)

-Visit your dentist (Your dentist will provide a professional fluoride treatment and other sensitivity treatments to help you)

-Change the way you brush (Sometimes brushing too hard or too long can cause sensitivity)

-Avoid acidic foods and drinks (Acidic foods and drinks can wear down the tooth enamel and open the pathways leading to the tooth nerves)

-Avoid whitening toothpaste (Whitening toothpaste is very strong against the enamel. It can make your sensitivity worse if you use it)

-Wear a mouthguard (If you tend to grind your teeth at night, that could be the cause of your sensitivity. Protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard)

-Treat your receding gums (Gum recession is a major cause of tooth sensitivity. If you have receded gums, it’s best to talk to your dentist about treatment options)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat tooth sensitivity in Tucson, Arizona, please contact Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC today at 520-298-5556. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!