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What Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Do to Ease Your Pain?

Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
What Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Do to Ease Your Pain?Some people experience tingling or discomfort while eating hot or cold foods. Using a teeth whitening product can also increase sensitivity to your teeth. We eat and drink many times a day, so teeth sensitivity can significantly impact daily life. There are many causes and solutions to sensitive teeth. Using the right toothpaste can decrease the discomfort that comes with having sensitive teeth.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity happens because dentinal tubules are exposed and are being affected. When our nerves are affected in any part of the body, we become more sensitive to touch and temperature. This can happen because of worn tooth enamel. Tooth sensitivity can also be a sign of a cavity. Tooth sensitivity can affect just one tooth, or it can affect many depending on the type of issue leading to the sensitivity. Teeth can be sensitive to more than just hot and cold, but also sweetness, acidity, and alcohol-based mouthwash.

How Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Work?

The toothpaste that is specially made for sensitive teeth attacks sensitivity issues right at the source, the gums, and the gum line. The sensitive toothpaste, unlike other toothpastes, desensitize the nerve ending in the dentinal tubules or cover the exposed dentinal tubules. A bonus is that sensitivity toothpaste contains fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. There are many different sensitivity toothpastes to choose from but be sure to look for the ADA seal of approval to guarantee that it is safe for your teeth.

Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be reduced simply by changing your oral hygiene routine. Tooth sensitivity toothpaste may be all you need to be comfortable again. If you are still experiencing significant sensitivity, or you are interested in learning more about treatments for tooth sensitivity, please give our office a call so we can help.

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Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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