When Teeth Get Sensitive: Worrying, Answers, Solutions

You might go through life without any serious smile sensations to complain about until one day, you realize you’re dealing with sensitive teeth. What’s going on, you might start to wonder? In fact, you may become quite worried, particularly when one moment you’re fine and the next, it’s as though your teeth are under attack by the air, the cool beverage you’re sipping, and more! Fortunately, our Rancho Cucamonga, CA team is happy to let you in on a little secret: There are answers and there are most definitely solutions! Learn more!

Why Bother Worrying About Sensitivity?

While we don’t want you to stress yourself out over the arrival of sensitive teeth, we do want you to recognize that a shift to this type of sensation is not something you should sweep under the rug. Instead, it is absolutely an issue worth giving your attention. Sensitivity can mean a vast array of things, which is why we always begin by reminding you that the best plan is to take the time to set up and attend a dental checkup with us, so we can tell you what is definitely going on, rather than having you make guesses that may or may not be accurate.

What’s The Deal With These Sensations?

Remember, when your smile feels sensitive, it could be the result of acid erosion, which is caused by acid levels in your smile that remain high. Or, it could be the result of tooth decay, which happens when bacteria are left in contact with your teeth. You may be dealing with gum disease, or the inflammation and infection of your gingival tissue. It could be bruxism, which is characterized by chronic grinding or clenching. You may even be causing aggravation if you’re brushing and flossing too forcefully! Or, maybe you just have a particularly sensitive smile. As mentioned, you really need to see us to pinpoint the reason your smile is feeling the way it feels!

What Can I Do To Make It Stop?

In order to make your sensitive teeth feel better, remember that you need to see us to find out what the problem is and then you need to follow through on the suggested treatment for that particular concern. It’s really that easy. Some examples? If you have a cavity, then following through on receiving a dental filling will get the job done! If you brush and floss with too much force, we will review best practices for more delicate care. Just have a sensitive smile? We’ll offer toothpaste recommendations and more!

Let Our Team Help With Sensitivity

Don’t sweep smile sensitivity under the rug! Instead, take the time to contact our team to set up a dental checkup, so we can see you soon, determine the cause of your discomfort, and offer effective solutions. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding communities.