Tooth sensitivity is a dental issue experienced by many Australians. In fact, 20% of the Australian population have to purchase toothpastes to manage tooth sensitivity.
If your tooth aches after eating or drinking cold or hot food, then you might have a sensitive tooth.
A sensitive tooth means more than just a pain in the mouth. It connotes another dental issue compromising your oral health. Hence, if you think you have a sensitive tooth, schedule a dental appointment with Smiles Nambour right away. Your Smiles Nambour can help resolve your dental issue.
Common Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity
A sensitive tooth may be caused by one of the following:
- Exposed roots from receded gums
- Gum disease
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Tooth decay
- Nerve damage
- Damaged dental restoration (dental crowns, fillings, inlays/onlays)
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Poor dental hygiene
- Worn tooth enamel from aggressive brushing
- Tooth erosion from acidic food and drinks
- Recent dental work (teeth whitening, dental crowns, tooth coloured fillings, dental veneers)
It is important to properly diagnose the cause of your sensitive tooth. Treatment is only effective if the cause is addressed properly. Otherwise, your oral health is at risk.
Sensitive Teeth Treatment At Smiles Nambour
Treatment begins with determining the cause of your tooth sensitivity. Your dentist will check the status of your teeth, your gums, and other areas that might be related to sensitivity.
If after the check-up your dentist has assessed that you have gingivitis, a dental scale and clean will be recommended. Through dental scale and clean, plaque and tartar deposits in the mouth will be removed.
For tooth sensitivity caused by tooth decay, your dentist may suggest a filling.
After addressing your tooth sensitivity, your Smiles Nambour dentist will also create a plan that you should follow to maintain good oral health.
The following might be recommended for you:
- Maintain good oral hygiene. Keeping good oral hygiene habits is an effective way of making sure that your oral health is at its best.
- Always follow your dentist’s advice.
- Schedule regular dental check-ups to keep tabs on your teeth’s status.
- Check your diet.Be mindful of what you eat. Choose mouth-friendly foods and avoid acidic foods and drinks. Search the web for calcium-rich foods and detergent foods.
- Brush the right way.Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush or switch to an electronic brush. Brush your teeth gently and thoroughly. Rigorous brushing doesn’t remove more plaque; it actually damages your teeth.
Pain-Free Smiles At Smiles Nambour
At Smiles Nambour we want you to smile and eat what you want without feeling any pain or discomfort. Talk to us today for us to help you. Smiles Nambour has a wide range of dental services for your oral health needs.
Don’t endure the pain. Smiles Nambour can help!
Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie Street in Nambour.