Sensitive Teeth Treatment

If you pass on hot or cold food or beverages because they make your teeth hurt, you might have sensitive teeth.

If so, you might want to pay a visit to your Deer Park dentist and discuss causes and treatments of sensitive teeth.

If you have sensitive teeth, regular activities like eating and drinking can become difficult because of the pain they cause.

Most of the time, sensitive teeth are caused by worn out tooth enamel exposing its underlying sensitive parts, making it painful to eat, drink, or brush.

At Deer Park Dental Surgery, we will provide you with practical solutions and discuss with you its causes and symptoms for further understanding.

Take Care of your Teeth

That hard surface of your teeth, or tooth enamel, protects its pulp, helping you to feel no pain when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. When enamel wears away, the sensitive nerve endings are exposed, causing you pain.

If you have sensitive teeth, it is possible that your tooth enamel has worn away.

Prevent or slow down this process by following these tips:

Don’t brush too harshly. When you brush your teeth, try to remove only the food debris remaining after you drink water or rinse your mouth. Do not brush so hard that you take off more than just the food debris. It is important that you brush softly but surely, especially along the gum line. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, as they are gentle on your teeth and gums.

Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Fluoride is the most common ingredient present in toothpaste specially made for sensitive teeth. It helps your teeth become resistant to acid and rebuilds your weakened tooth enamel.

Avoid the consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Acid can cause premature erosion of tooth enamel and lead to plaque. To avoid this, eat a diet high in calcium and fibre, like cheese, milk, fruits, and vegetables,

Stop bleaching. Another cause of sensitive teeth is teeth whitening. The bleach produced by teeth whitening agents is a corrosive substance, speeding up the erosion of your tooth enamel.

Consider getting fillings and sealants. For worst cases, your Deer Park dentist might recommend you have your teeth filled or sealed. This way, your tooth roots, which are exposed, are covered and protected.

GAP FREE – Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)

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Treatments for Sensitive Teeth at Deer Park Dental Surgery

Your Deer Park dentist might recommend various treatments depending on the severity of your sensitive teeth.

These treatments can be recommendations for changes in your lifestyle, cosmetic procedures, and even oral surgeries.

You may be advised to temporarily stop teeth whitening because any treatment performed is useless if you continue doing things that lead to sensitive teeth. You may also need to take a break on your unhealthy snacking habits.

If you have signs of sensitive teeth, visit us today!

Deer Park dentist also serves local communities in AlbanvaleKings ParkCairnleaSt AlbansArdeerAlbionSunshine WestDerrimutBurnside, and Caroline Springs.

Call us (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.

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Have Some Questions?

What Insurances Do You Accept?

All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. We are preferred provider for NIB and HCF

Is there public transport available?

We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.

Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)

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