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How do I get rid of tooth sensitivity?

teeth sensitivity | cincinnati oh dentist | 45230Sensitivity can cause pain when you’re drinking cold beverages or even just breathing cold air. To rid yourself of sensitivity, you should start with a sensitivity toothpaste. The potassium nitrate found in sensitivity toothpastes will help to seal the pores in your teeth that lead to the nerve.

How to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

For many people, having a fluoride treatment with fluoride varnish will help to reduce sensitivity because it strengthens the protective enamel that covers your teeth. This is especially useful if you plan to whiten your teeth because whitening gel can cause sensitivity.

Sensitivity can increase if you have a clenching or grinding habit. The constant pressure from grinding your teeth can cause the enamel on your teeth to break or chip, creating abfractions. A nightguard can protect your teeth while you sleep and also provide relief from headaches and neck pain, which are both common with a clenching or grinding habit.

Call Your Cincinnati Dentist

We strive to make your dental appointments as comfortable as possible. If you experience sensitivity, let us know before your appointment so we can make adjustments to ensure your hygiene appointments are comfortable. Our highly skilled hygienists are gentle and know the necessary techniques to thoroughly clean your teeth in a way that leaves a smile on your face.  Read more on our Preventive Dentistry service page about how you can prevent tooth sensitivity before it happens.  Call us today for more information!