If you experience pain in your teeth when you consume something hot or cold, you may have sensitive teeth. Sensitivity can result from brushing too hard, teeth grinding, gum disease, or decay. Some sensitivity after dental work is normal and is usually temporary.
Here are a few steps to treat sensitive teeth.
- Use a soft-bristled brush and be careful around the gum line.
- Look for toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth.
- Avoid too many acidic food and beverages.
- Consider a mouth guard If your sensitivity is from night-time teeth grinding.
If it’s a long-term problem that isn’t resolved with at home remedies, make sure you talk with your dentist about your concerns at your next appointment.