Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth are unpleasant, and can cause pain or discomfort when exposed to heat and cold, as well as sweet and sour foods. It can be a dull ache or a sharp pain. Either way, this sensitivity can be a sign of underlying dental problems that may need to be addressed, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth grinding
  • Worn-down enamel
  • Damaged or cracked teeth
  • Plaque build-up

What to Do for Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth are sensitive, there are some things you can do at home to help avoid discomfort. Good personal dental care habits are important; when brushing, use a tooth brush with soft bristles and try a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Adding a mouth wash with fluoride to your dental routine can strengthen teeth. You should also watch what you eat, and avoid foods high in acid and sugar.

Just as important is to see Dr. Mooney regularly for a checkup and dental cleaning, which will prevent further damage to teeth. Dr. Mooney can examine your teeth and discuss your habits to find a solution to your tooth sensitivity. And, if there are other dental problems present, he will give you a quality solution that you can rely on for years to come. Call us today to schedule your tooth sensitivity consultation. Mooney Dental is proud to serve patients in the San Antonio, Texas.