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Stop Being So Sensitive: What to Do About Tooth Sensitivity

added on: April 8, 2022

Did you know that over 3 million people struggle with tooth sensitivity? That means when they try to eat or drink something hot or cold; there’s a chance that your teeth will be sensitive. If this sounds familiar to you or someone you know, the first step is to speak with your trusted Georgetown dentist, Dr. Derek Winegar, and the team at Trade Winds Dental to see what the root of the issue might be.

Why You Have Sensitive Teeth

Sensitivity in your teeth can be tricky because it can come and go with time. When Williamson County patients come to our dental office in Georgetown searching for solutions, we often find that their tooth sensitivity is caused by exposed dentin deep in the roots that don’t have protection from enamel or cementum. When these things wear away, that’s when the pain occurs every time you try to eat ice cream or drink a cup of tea.

Common Causes of Tooth Erosion

When your teeth start to break down or have cavities, that can lead to excessive tooth sensitivity. Some of the most common causes of erosion tend to include:

  • Brushing your teeth too hard
  • A highly acidic diet
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Bulimia
  • Excessive teeth whitening
  • Teeth grinding
  • Dry mouth

Do any of these sound familiar to you? They could be what’s causing your tooth sensitivity. The good news is that your dentist in Georgetown is here for you with solutions that make sense.

How We Can Help

Like we said before, talk to us if tooth sensitivity is affecting your life. Let us know if you’re having issues with hot, cold, acidic, and sweet foods or beverages. It’s easy for your Georgetown dentist to rule out tooth decay and cavities as being the cause of your sensitivity, in which case we’ll need to get them fixed ASAP. We can also recommend an American Dental Association-approved desensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel to help strengthen your teeth.

Stop being so sensitive and call our talented team at Trade Winds Dental today. We can schedule an appointment with Dr. Winegar and get you feeling better in no time. You’ll be able to enjoy all that life has to offer with your healthier, happier smile.


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