The onset of dental sensitivity is something that can become increasingly upsetting! It may start with a little bit of a zing here and then some sudden discomfort there. However, the longer it goes on, the more you may worry something is wrong, the more you’ll worry about eating and drinking, and the more you’ll wish you could fix the problem! Fortunately, by adhering to a handful of simple steps suggested by our Auburn Hills, MI team, you can easily find out what’s happening, give your smile a break, and get on a path toward regained comfort.
Step 1: Consider The Possible Causes
We suggest that you begin by thinking through anything you might be doing that is leading to dental sensitivity. There may be some factors that you overlook but there may also be some details you can immediately recognize as possible culprits. Think through some examples to get started:
- You snack on very hard things every day, such as ice
- You’re brushing and/or flossing very hard, which is irritating your teeth
- You know you have a habit of grinding/clenching but you haven’t received treatment (or you haven’t been using your bruxism treatment)
- You’re using abrasive toothpaste or a hard-bristle toothbrush
Step 2: Make Any Possible Immediate Changes
Now, you have some idea of the things that might be contributing to your dental sensitivity. Are these necessarily the only causes? No. However, if you want to lessen the severity of your current discomfort, then we strongly suggest you make any possible immediate changes. For instance, stop chewing on ice, skip other intense snacking habits, go easier on your smile with your toothbrush, and if you have treatment for bruxism … wear it! Swap out potentially aggressive care products for gentle ones, as well, and you’ll instantly be in better shape.
Step 3: Visit Our Practice!
Of course, you may have seen this step coming! There will not be any other way to positively determine the exact cause or causes of your dental sensitivity than to visit our practice. Come see us! Receive a thorough dental checkup. Then, you’ll know what’s happening (and how to fix it).
Step 4: Follow Through On Any Necessary Care
Fixing your sensitivity may include advice and it may include professional dental care. If you need a filling, periodontal care, or anything else for improvement, go ahead and follow through, so you can keep your oral health safe.
Address Sensitive Teeth With Our Help
Don’t try to take on dental sensitivity all by yourself. When you’re suffering from uncomfortable teeth, immediately do your best to make obvious changes at home and to then come in for a visit with our team! To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.