Cosmetic Dentist in Poughkeepsie NY Shares Helpful Information about Sensitive Teeth
Everyone is familiar with the stinging, sharp pain on their teeth whenever they eat something particularly hot or cold once in a while. Unfortunately, there are people who have no choice but experience this on a daily basis. Sensitive teeth can hinder your diet, forcing you to avoid some of the foods and drinks that you enjoy the most. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Poughkeepsie NY provides a sensitivity treatment with the help of MI Paste! Let’s learn more about dental sensitivity below.
There are a number of reasons that a patient can suffer from sensitive teeth—even genetics! Generally, patients usually notice how sensitive their teeth are when they consume hot or cold foods and drinks. It can be caused by gum disease, aggressive tooth-brushing, and tooth decay. The reason that you feel that stinging pain is because whatever you’re consuming has come in contact with the roots and nerves of your teeth, which isn’t supposed to happen.
When your enamel has thinned and weakened, you’re exposing the center of your tooth (called the dentin) which contains these nerves. If you brush your teeth too aggressively, your enamel can become damaged and expose the dentin. Gum disease and tooth decay will expose your roots and nerves of your teeth, so whenever you drink or eat something particularly hot, cold, or spicy, you’re more than likely to experience some sort of pain.
There are some helpful things to keep in mind if you’re experiencing sensitivity:
· Switch your toothbrush to a brand new one with softer bristles
· Avoid acidic foods like coffee, fruit juices, certain yogurts, and sodas
· Wear a mouth guard when you sleep—grinding your teeth can also weaken your enamel
Your cosmetic dentist in Poughkeepsie NY offers MI Paste, a topical tooth cream that has key minerals that will benefit your overall oral and dental health. It relieves and helps minimize sensitivity for patients who have to deal with this issue on a daily basis.
To learn more about MI paste, don’t hesitate to call either of our Poughkeepsie offices! If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our office on Davis Ave, call (845) 473-4565. If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our office on Main Street, call (845) 452-6110. We look forward to hearing from you!