If foods or drinks that are cold, hot or sweet cause you to experience tooth sensitivity in one or more teeth, you may have teeth that need to be treated for sensitivity. A common cause of sensitive teeth is the loss of tooth enamel that weakens your smile.
There are many conditions that can lead to tooth sensitivity, including a buildup of plaque, cavities, loose dental fillings, bruxism (tooth grinding), cracks in the teeth and gum disease that exposes tooth roots. Unhealthy dental hygiene that leads to having a lot of plaque can also lead to a risk of tooth sensitivity because it can cause you to have tooth decay or gum disease.
To help prevent the loss of tooth enamel, we invite you to maintain effective dental hygiene such as flossing daily and brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. You should also keep up your dental checkups to receive exams and cleanings so that Dr. Clifford Morton and our team can detect any loss of tooth enamel and provide treatment. We can also help you lower your risk of tooth sensitivity by removing harmful plaque and tartar. Other steps may include using a different toothpaste, increasing your fluoride intake and using a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth.
You are welcome to contact Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry at 770-973-0141 today if you would like to discuss treatment for tooth sensitivity in Marietta, Georgia, with our dentist and team.