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What do you know about caring for your sensitive teeth? Have you ever found yourself avoiding your favorite treats because you think that these treats might aggravate your tooth sensitivity? Unfortunately, sensitive teeth can be caused by several different dental problems—however addressing these dental issues may help you address this sensitivity.

In fact, tooth sensitivity can be caused by many different issues, such as tooth decay gum disease, and even brushing with the wrong toothbrush. If you brush your teeth too hard, or use a toothbrush with hard bristles, you may cause damage to your pearly whites as well as your gums. Moreover, if your tooth’s enamel is weakened, your dentin can be exposed—which could increase the severity of your sensitivity.

So, would you be surprised to learn that keeping your pearly whites clean could help you avoid and prevent these dental issues? In general, this means you should be brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time and floss at least once a day. It’s also important to remember to visit our dental team at least twice a year for a routine checkup.

Finally, please remember that there are several foods that you might want to avoid if you suffer from sensitive teeth. For example, you should be wary of foods that are extremely hot or cold. Other foods that high in sugars, are highly acidic, and even spicy foods could aggravate your teeth.

Do you have concerns about dealing with sensitive teeth in Springfield, Ohio? Would you like to set up a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. Amber N. Wright? If so, please feel free to contact Smile Wright Dental by calling us at 937-322-5437. We’ll gladly assess your pearly whites for signs of trouble and offer you personalized dental advice. We’re eager to receive your call!