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What should I do for sensitive teeth?

What should I do for sensitive teeth?

Very common: problem. The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple home remedies. Use Sensodyne tooth paste. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and avoid hard foods. Also avoid or limit acidic items like sodas, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. Visit your dentist 2 X per year for cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sensitive Teeth (Definition)

The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to ...Read more


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What can I use to protect my sensitive teeth?

What can I use to protect my sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth: The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple home remedies. Use Sensodyne tooth paste. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and avoid hard foods. Also avoid or limit acidic items like sodas, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. Visit your dentist 2 X per year for cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What should I do about extremely sensitive teeth?

What should I do about extremely sensitive teeth?

Dental exam: If you haven't had a dental exam and treatment in a while this is the thing to so first. Untreated decay can cause sensitivity. Gum recession, grinding or clenching, infections, are some other things to talk to your dentist about. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help somewhat with minor problems. ...Read more

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Help I have got sensitive teeth. How can I make them more durable?

No quick fix: From a durability stand point there is no quick fix. From a sensitivity stand point there are desensitizing toothpastes. If you want durability i would first look at the condition of your teeth. Do you grind your teeth? Did you have braces? How is your occlusion? Do you have periodontal issues? I have more questions but limited here. A treatment plan would be next. ...Read more

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What all can I do to help my extremely sensitive teeth? Thank you!

Fluoride varnish: Your dentist might apply fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce pain and teeth sensitivity. See your dentist for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have sensitive teeth after clenching teeth from loud noise, please help?

I have sensitive teeth after clenching teeth from loud noise, please help?

Vague: Not sure what you mean by clenching teeth with loud noise, unless you are making that sound when clenching. You should see a dentist asap to deal with the clenching to avoid more sensitivity, chipped and broken teeth, periodontal disease, loose teeth and other problems. ...Read more

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Will i be able to tell the difference between an exposed root and sensitive teeth?

Will i be able to tell the difference between an exposed root and sensitive teeth?

Visibly -: If you notice the gum has receded at the neck if the tooth, then you are seeing exposed root surface. Gingival recession is sadly very common for a host if reasons. Sensitivity is often secondary to gum recession. Best to be seen by your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I do about my extremely sensitive teeth? So, i've been taking good care of my teeth, but lately my teeth have become super sensitive, it hurts to bite down on soft items. What can I do about it?

Well, : Well, it depends on why they are sensitive. Do you have cavities? Is there bone loss? Are your gums inflammed? Do you grind your teeth? These are questions you cannot answer yourself. A check-up and examination by a dentist will answer these questions, diagnose your problem, and find a solution. This can only be done with a physical exam, not over the internet, sight unseen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I whiten extremely sensitive teeth?

How can I whiten extremely sensitive teeth?

Whitening teeth: Avoid eating foods that stain teeth- coffee, teas, blueberries, cherries, colas etc. Eating foods like apples, broccoli, carrots, can help to remove stains. Be cautious with "whitening toothpastes" because while they don't have any active ingredients to whiten your teeth, they are more abrasive and can make your teeth sensitive, and ultimately darker as they remove the enamel ...Read more

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What toothpaste should I use for a child with sensitive teeth?

What toothpaste should I use for a child with sensitive teeth?

See below: If the child has had a normal dental exam, there are multiple tooth pastes available for sensitive teeth, such as sensodyne. ...Read more

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