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Having sensitive teeth is a struggle. You must worry about what you eat and how hot or cold your food is can send a sharp discomfort down to your root.
If you love ice cream, it can be frustrating not to be able to enjoy it because of the pain. If you have ever wondered if there is any relief for you, you may also be wondering, does sensitive teeth toothpaste really help?
What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
When the enamel in your tooth wears out, it exposes the inner layer of the tooth called dentin. This can cause parts of the tooth who are usually protected when enamel is strong and healthy, to temperature changes or hot and cold foods. In turn, you will have teeth sensitivity.
How Does Sensitive Toothpaste Work?
The main ingredient in toothpaste made especially for sensitive teeth is potassium nitrate, which was declared safe to use by the Environmental Working Group.
While there are many over-the-counter brands that offer toothpaste for sensitive teeth, many of the claims are not accurate. It usually takes about a month to feel the full effect of using a sensitive tooth toothpaste and it only helps with the symptoms but doesn't cure the sensitivity.
Provided there are no other underlying problems that need to be treated to eliminate tooth sensitivity, we can prescribe a toothpaste that can help.
If you are wondering whether sensitive teeth toothpaste really helps, let us know and we will do a thorough examination to determine what is causing your sensitivity.
If your enamel is weakening due to poor oral health or elements in your diet, we will tell you how to take better care of your teeth. Regular checkups and informing us of any concerns are the best ways to prevent future oral disease.