Do you ever wince when the cold soft drink or ice cream hits your teeth? This problem is not uncommon, and it’s best to determine the root cause of the discomfort. We recommend scheduling a dentist appointment, as there are many different possibilities for sensitive teeth. By identifying and solving the problem, we can let you get back to enjoying your favorite food and drinks without discomfort!

Common Causes for Sensitive Teeth

  • Cavities
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Gum disease
  • Fractured tooth
  • Exposed roots
  • Brushing teeth too hard
  • Regularly consuming acidic foods and drinks

Common Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

  • Filling
  • Root canal
  • Gum treatment
  • Desensitizing toothpaste or strip

Dr. Carmichael Dentistry

If your teeth have recently become sensitive, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. We recommend following good oral hygiene practices to prevent dental conditions that can lead to tooth sensitivity. Brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times a day. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning to remove plaque and check your oral health for any problems. If you’d like to schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Carmichael, give us a call at (858) 484-2560 or contact us on our website!