Tooth Sensitivity Treatment In Erindale Mississauga

Tooth sensitivity triggered by hot, cold, sweet, and acidic foods can be effectively addressed both in a dental office and within the comfort of your home.

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment In Erindale Mississauga

Tooth sensitivity triggered by hot, cold, sweet, and acidic foods can be effectively addressed both in a dental office. and within the comfort of your home.

The Signs And Symptoms Of Tooth Sensitivity

To get right to the point, tooth pain happens when the nerves in your teeth become irritated. Normally, our teeth are covered in a protective layer of enamel. On the inside, there is a layer of material called dentin and then the pulp at the core of the tooth which is filled with connective tissue, blood vessels and the nerve of the tooth. If enamel becomes too thin or there’s a breach exposing the dentin, the nerve is no longer protected. Tooth sensitivity is most commonly caused by any number of practices or conditions that erode or damage tooth enamel.

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

Figure out the underlying cause

We will refrain from making any assumptions. During your examination, you will be kindly requested to describe the sensitivity you experience and its frequency. It is possible that new X-rays will be needed, and the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Additional diagnostic tests such as the tap test or cold test may also prove beneficial in reaching an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment in the office

Teeth suffering from damage or decay can be addressed through various restorative options, ranging from common fillings to more intricate procedures like crowns. If you have worn down enamel, there are potential home treatments, and in-office procedures may also be available. We will thoroughly explore all your options with you, and ultimately, the decision will be yours to make. Your input is of utmost importance in determining the best course of action.

Personalized Advice

As you’ve observed, tooth sensitivity can stem from various potential causes. After a comprehensive dental examination, your dentist will be able to pinpoint the exact reason for your sensitivity. Based on your specific needs, we can provide you with personalized tips and tricks to strengthen your enamel at home and effectively prevent future tooth decay.

The many ways that tooth enamel can become damaged:

Drinking or eating acidic foods and beverages– especially before bed.

Brushing aggressively or using a hard toothbrush.

Health issues which expose teeth to stomach acid.

Damaged, cracked or chipped teeth.

Skipping routine tooth care including flossing!

Attempting to use professional dental tools at home.

Untreated gum disease and gum recession.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chuck out your toothbrush and pick up one with soft bristles. Brush twice a day with desensitizing toothpaste and take care to gently clean along the gumline. Floss and rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash. Avoid acidic and sweet foods and drinks like coffee, soda, wine, and fruit juice especially before bed. If you catch yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, try practicing mindfulness or other relaxation techniques to give your jaw a break. To stop sensitive teeth pain for good, you will have to see the dentist so we can determine the underlying cause once and for all.

In some cases, improving your dental hygiene game at home can stop tooth sensitivity. When kept clean enough to prevent more erosion and decay, your enamel can actually heal. This process is helped tremendously with fluoride treatment. Fair warning though, dental pain is a natural indicator that something is wrong and it needs to be investigated. If your enamel has become so damaged or decayed that the dentin has become exposed you may be at risk of an infection or abscess.

Indirectly, stress can lead to tooth sensitivity. People who feel extra stressed out often neglect their routine oral care, indulge in sweet or acidic treats, or smoke more. Stress can also cause you to grind or clench your teeth. Sometimes people grind and clench while they’re asleep without even realizing it!

Acids wear down the enamel. Sweet and starchy foods feed the bacteria in your mouth which produces an acidic byproduct that wears down enamel. Hard foods can also wear away your enamel or risk damaging a tooth.

  • Acidic foods: Coffee, wine and other alcohols, fruit juice and fruits (especially citrus!), soda pop, tomatoes, pickles and vinegar.
  • Sweet foods: chocolate, jams and jellies, caramel, sugar, hard candies, ice cream and an extra special second mention for juice and soda!
  • Simple starches: donuts, cake, bread, potato chips, crackers and cookies.
  • Hard foods: chewing on ice, chewing hard candies, chewing foods that may contain a pit or hard kernel such as popcorn, cherries and olives.
  • This doesn’t mean you need to avoid all these foods. Simply practice moderation and routinely clean your teeth, especially before bed.

Remember, you want low-acid, low-sugar drinks, snacks and meals. High fibre foods are excellent for your teeth and so is dairy because it promotes saliva production. Try to eat a nutritious, varied diet with plenty of protein and calcium. Here are some of the foods you can enjoy:

  • Drinks: Water, green tea, black tea.
  • Snacks: Raisins and nuts, celery and carrot sticks, apple slices. Cheese.
  • Supper: Stir-fries, salads, wraps, meat and potatoes with a side of veggies.
  • Dessert: Yogurt, ricotta and berries, apple sauce.

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