Do you have sensitive teeth? Do you say ouch when eating ice cream or drinking ice cold drinks? You may have sensitive teeth. This article will help you understand what may be going on inside your mouth. You do not have to live with sensitive teeth! In fact, there are things you can do to help improve your sensitive teeth.

Do you brush your teeth vigorously? Sometimes tooth sensitivity comes from brushing your teeth too hard or from using a hard bristle toothbrush. Your teeth have protective layers and brushing too hard or using a hard tooth brush over time, can result in the thin layer of protection breaking down and the result can be sensitive teeth.

Perhaps you grind your teeth during the night. Grinding your teeth, day or night, can wear down the thin protective layer leaving your teeth exposing its microscopic hollow tubes and canals that lead to your dental nerves and that is when you get the ouch to hot or cold in your mouth.

Some tooth whitening products use chemicals and your mouth may be having a reaction to the toothpaste you are using. The Vartanian Dental Group would recommend you consider switching toothpastes if that is the case.

Perhaps you have gum disease or plaque buildup. As we get older, our gums start to recede and gum disease can easily set in, especially if you’ve had some time gaps between visits. Maybe you’ve lost your insurance or worse, your income, we understand things can happen, but please call the Vartanian dental group and see if we can work something out with you. We would much rather maintain your health, than see your for emergency procedures. For the sensitive teeth issue, the Vartanian Dental Group can seal your teeth to help with hot and cold sensitivity as well as treat the gum disease or plaque.

Obviously, if you recently had an oral procedure and you’re in pain or have sensitive teeth, you should call the dentist to schedule a revisit to see if any infection has occurred.

Another problem could be the old fillings in your mouth. As we get older, the work we had done 10, 15 and even 20 years ago can start to lose the strength and structure, jeopardizing the integrity of the tooth. Some fillings may need to be replaced over the years, or worse a filling can eventually crack the tooth or become decayed causing internal problems in the tooth. Some people can get it fixed very easily, but other are much more serious and perhaps a crown would be the next step if a filling and tooth has become cracked. Again, these things just happen as we get older. One thing you can count on at The Vartanian Dental Group is that we use the best materials, the best products and the best labs to ensure the longevity of all our work for our patients.

If you have sensitive teeth and are experience pain, there are many things we can do to help treat these problems. From simple techniques and procedures to crown replacements, you should not have to live in pain or have to avoid ice cream or cold drinks because you teeth will hurt. It doesn’t have to be that way, Call the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo Ca to schedule your appointment immediately.