Treat Tooth Sensitivity at Surf City Dental

Does the thought of a hot or cold beverage make you cringe? Do sweet foods aggravate your teeth and gums? How about breathing in cold air? If any of these things are true, you may have sensitive teeth. Talk to Dr. Parr and the team at Surf City Dental to find out how we can help.

Tooth Sensitivity in Surf City, North Carolina

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin hypersensitivity, occurs when the enamel protecting your teeth gets thinner. It can also happen when gum recession occurs. Potential causes of tooth sensitivity include:

  • Worn tooth enamel from aggressive brushing
  • Tooth erosion due to acidic foods and beverages
  • Gum recession that leaves root surface exposed

How can I prevent tooth sensitivity?

Protect your teeth from pain and sensitivity by practicing good oral hygiene, and getting regular professional dental exams and cleanings. Brush properly (two times a day, for two minutes each time), and floss once a day. Reduce consumption of acidic foods and drinks if you notice your teeth are more sensitive.

Treatment for tooth sensitivity

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, visit Surf City Dental for a proper evaluation. You may need a fluoride gel, fluoride rinse, or just a less abrasive toothpaste. Visit our team in Surf City, North Carolina, today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.