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If you are looking for ways to relieve your tooth sensitivity, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Daniel Richards, is happy to give you the tips you need so you can reach the comfort you deserve.

Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause tooth sensitivity, like gum recession and weak tooth enamel. It’s best to identify the cause before you start relieving the sensitivity. That way you treat the cause rather than just the symptoms. To help you treat the cause, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:

-Strengthen your tooth enamel (Fluoride can help you do this, so make sure to use fluoride oral hygiene products and drink fluoridated water regularly. You can also receive a professional fluoride treatment.)

-Keep up on oral hygiene (Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily, and attend your checkups every six months.)

-Talk to your dentist about a mouthguard (A mouthguard can protect your teeth if your sensitivity is caused by chronic teeth grinding.)

-Skip the whitening treatment (Some whitening treatments tend to cause or increase sensitivity, so it’s best to stay away from them for the time being.)

-Use desensitizing toothpaste (This type of toothpaste is meant to close the channels in the teeth that lead to the tooth nerves.)

-Schedule an appointment with your dentist (If these treatments don’t give you the relief you seek, it’s best to visit our office to identify the underlying cause and to treat the problem.)

To learn more about how to treat tooth sensitivity in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, please contact Daniel Richards, DMD today at (205) 823-6300. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers, tips, and information you need to relieve your sensitivity and return to a top-notch oral health. We look forward to your phone call!