If it’s come to the point where you can’t even think about biting into an ice cream bar and you have to let your morning cup of coffee cool before you can enjoy it, you may want to find ways to decrease your tooth sensitivity.
There are several things that can cause your teeth to become overly sensitive to heat or cold. The continual use of a hard bristle toothbrush for instance, can wear away tooth enamel exposing the nerve center and activating the pain. Try switching to softer bristles and apply gently.
The brand of toothpaste that you use can also compromise the enamel that protects the teeth. Stay away from those toothpastes that contain whitening agents and see if it makes a difference. Chemically based mouth rinses, or those that contain alcohol, can also break down tooth enamel. Most people can go without using a mouthwash every day.
Tooth sensitivity is likely to heighten after a dental procedure but it should return to normal over a short amount of time. If the sensitivity continues or increases it could be something more. Be sure to contact your dentist if you experience any lasting side effects.
If you have sensitive teeth you may have to adjust some of your habits. Avoiding acidic foods and drinking cold beverages through a straw are good examples of how to manage tooth sensitivity.
You can rely on Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental in Aurora to be able to alert you to the symptoms of over sensitivity. Call Southlands Dental @ 720-886-0606.