Over-the-Counter Help with Tooth Sensitivity

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Tooth sensitivity has been called a sore stimulation of the pearly whites. Luckily, it can be treated with everyday products.

While we suggest visiting our office to address the underlying cause of the sensitivity, these bits of advice can be effective supplementary measures. Multiple toothpastes are labeled and marketed to be used for caring for dentin hypersensitivity; such toothpastes typically contain potassium and can decrease the effect of tooth sensitivity. Mouthwashes containing potassium can also aid tooth desensitization, though not as much as do toothpastes. You can also purchase potassium salts, tooth-sensitivity chewing gums and toothpastes with nano-hydroxyapatite, another chemical used to treat tooth sensitivity. When using any of these products, please be sure to follow the recommended instructions. Please also feel free to counsel with our office if you have any inquiries about proper usage.

Tooth sensitivity is about as straightforward as it sounds, and if you have it, then you can expect your chompers to struggle with abnormally high levels of pain and sensitivity when they are touched by heat, cold, sugar and other stimulants. While a bit of sensitivity is normal, people with tooth sensitivity have higher, more throbby levels of sensitivity since the protective layers of their chompers have been worn away.

To schedule your appointment, phone the Bluegrass Periodontics staff at 859-252-7726 now; they’ll be happy to schedule you a time with Dr. Elliot Neuman here in Lexington, Kentucky.