Say Goodbye to Sensitivity: The Best Treatments for Teeth Sensitivity | The Holistic Dental Center

Are you one of the millions of Americans who experience that uncomfortable twinge in your teeth whenever you enjoy your favorite hot or cold treats? If so, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity affects a significant portion of the population and can make simple pleasures like sipping on a steaming cup of tea or indulging in a scoop of ice cream downright painful. But fear not, because relief is within reach! In this month’s blog post, we’re going to explore some of the best treatments for teeth sensitivity, so you can reclaim your smile and enjoy life to the fullest.

1. Mindful Brushing and Flossing

Believe it or not, your brushing and flossing habits could be contributing to your tooth sensitivity. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush or brushing too vigorously can wear down enamel and expose the sensitive inner layers of your teeth. Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle, circular motions when brushing. Don’t forget to floss daily to remove plaque and prevent gum recession, which can also lead to sensitivity.

2. Desensitizing Toothpaste

Desensitizing toothpaste is a game-changer for many people with sensitive teeth. These toothpaste formulations contain special ingredients like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which help block pain signals from reaching the nerve of the tooth. Make sure to use desensitizing toothpaste consistently for best results, and you may start noticing a decrease in sensitivity within a few weeks.

3. Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride isn’t just for preventing cavities – it can also help alleviate tooth sensitivity. Fluoride treatments at your dental office can strengthen enamel and protect against further erosion, reducing sensitivity in the process. Your dentist may recommend in-office fluoride treatments or prescribe a high-fluoride mouthwash for at-home use.

4. Dental Bonding or Sealants

For more severe cases of tooth sensitivity, dental bonding or sealants may be necessary. These treatments involve applying a protective resin or sealant to the surfaces of the teeth to cover exposed dentin and reduce sensitivity. Your dentist can customize the shade of the bonding material to match your natural teeth, so no one will even know it’s there.

5. Mouthguards for Grinding

If you grind your teeth at night, you could be exacerbating your tooth sensitivity. Grinding wears down enamel and can even cause small cracks or fractures in the teeth, leading to increased sensitivity. A custom-fit mouthguard can help cushion your teeth and prevent grinding, reducing sensitivity and protecting your smile.

By incorporating these treatments into your dental care routine, you can effectively manage tooth sensitivity and enjoy a pain-free smile once again. Remember, it’s essential to consult with your dentist to determine the best course of action for your individual needs. Contact us at  (509) 325-2051 or give us a quick visit at 731 W Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
. Don’t let tooth sensitivity hold you back any longer – take charge of your oral health today!