Sensitivity can make it hard to eat and drink the things you love. In some more severe cases, you may even have pain when breathing in the cold weather. If your teeth are sensitive, Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale sensitive teeth treatment expert, can help.
Several things can cause sensitivity. Finding out the cause of your sensitivity can help you combat it. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of sensitive teeth in Glendale, will perform an exam to rule out more serious issues. Common causes of sensitive teeth include:
• Acid erosion, which can occur when the acids in your foods and drinks remove minerals from your teeth
• Aggressive brushing, which can strip the enamel from your teeth
• Bruxism, which causes microscopic cracks and fissures
• A receding gum line, which exposes the sensitive dentin
• A crack or fracture in a tooth, which can leave the inner structures of the tooth exposed
• Infection or decay, which can irritate or inflame the nerve of the tooth
Most minor cases of sensitivity respond well to desensitizing toothpaste. These toothpastes help block the transmission of sensations to the nerve of the tooth. A fluoride treatment may also help by strengthening the enamel of your teeth. If your sensitivity has a more serious cause, Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale sensitive teeth treatment expert, may recommend specific treatments. These can include a dental filling, a root canal or a porcelain crown.
Glendale Sensitive Teeth
The best way to prevent sensitivity is through good dental habits. Use fluoride toothbrush and a soft-bristled brush to brush teeth gently twice a day. Avoid brushing too hard, which can damage the enamel and your gums, and hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to better clean along the gum line. Floss daily to remove any remaining plaque. Schedule cleanings and checkups with Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of sensitive teeth in Glendale, twice a year, which can help prevent serious dental disease, and wear a night guard if you grind your teeth to cushion them against potential damage.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, who offers care for any dental emergency in Glendale.