Are you dealing with tooth sensitivity but you are not sure what to do about making your smile feel better? Perhaps a significant portion of your uncertainty stems from the fact that you don’t really know why your teeth are feeling so uncomfortable. Good news: We can provide you with a wealth of information, identify the cause, and even offer suggestions that will bring relief. For some additional education before your next visit, we encourage you to make your way through an informative quiz.
- True or False: If you deal with tooth sensitivity, it is always the negative consequence of something you have done incorrectly.
- True or False: It can be extremely helpful to switch to a toothpaste formulated specifically to address sensitive teeth.
- True or False: Problems with your dental hygiene may be to blame for your sensitive teeth.
- False. In many instances, the fact that you are a year older may be to blame. As you age, your gum tissue begins to pull away from your teeth. The natural aging process, therefore, may lead to some amount of tooth sensitivity.
- True. For mild sensitivity, you may wish to chose a desensitizing option from the toothpaste aisle. We also provide prescription toothpaste options for individuals concerned with more serious sensitivity.
- True. You may brush and floss too infrequently (you should brush twice a day and floss once a day), too vigorously (you only need to use light pressure), or you may be skipping visits to see us (we suggest twice-annual appointments). Ask for details during your next appointment, so we may ensure your habits are on track.