Here at Haney Orthodontics, we strive to be the leading providers of expert orthodontic services and treatments in the San Rafael and San Anselmo, CA areas. We desire for all of our patients to achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. That’s why we aim to address all issues that hinder this goal – such as those that cause pain or discomfort, like sensitive teeth.
Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Millions of people struggle with sensitive teeth, so if you’re one of them, you aren’t alone. Here are a few reasons why you might be dealing with the issue:
- Brushing too roughly
- Grinding teeth
- Consuming acidic foods & beverages
- Periodontal (Gum) Issues
What You Can Do
Having sensitive teeth, while a common problem, is very uncomfortable and inconvenient. However, there are some steps you can take to ease your discomfort.
Use A Sensitive Toothpaste
If you’re not doing so already, start brushing your teeth with a toothpaste specifically formulated for sensitive teeth. These special toothpastes protect the nerves and are very effective in relieving discomfort with regular use. Ask your orthodontist for a recommendation.
When you brush and floss, do so thoroughly, but gently, with a soft-bristled brush. Throw out any brushes with hard or rough bristles. Avoid vigorous scrubbing, as this will wear down your tooth enamel and is not necessary for cleaning the teeth.
Visit Your San Rafael Orthodontist
Your orthodontist has many products and treatments that can help with sensitivity. If you are dealing with prolonged tooth sensitivity, your best option is to visit your San Rafael orthodontist. He or she will get your smile feeling great in no time!
Contact Haney Orthodontics Today!
Dr. Eric Haney and our professional team of dedicated orthodontic specialists have helped countless patients in the San Anselmo & Fairfax area achieve a beautiful, healthy and comfortable smile. If you’d like us to do the same for you, we encourage you to read more about our services and when you’re ready, give us a call at 415-453-7880, or fill out our easy online form to request an appointment. We can’t wait to welcome you into our family of happy patients!