Individuals who suffer from sensitive teeth may find it uncomfortable to eat or drink items that are either very hot or vey cold. While only a dentist can diagnose the exact cause of this condition, anyone can try some of the specially formulated toothpastes on the market.
Those concerned about the environment can look to brands such as Tom's of Maine that incorporate all-natural ingredients into their paste. Rather than taking potassium nitrate from chemical sources, it uses a process that extracts it directly from the ore. There are also no artificial ingredients in this paste.
The American Dental Association advises that those who experience sensitive teeth schedule a dental checkup to rule out possible damage.
Sensitivity can indicate problems as severe as cavities or broken teeth but sometimes the tooth's dentin can be exposed due to scraped enamel or receding gums. However, the ADA explains that a dentist can offer an in-office fluoride treatment or sealants to protect dentin that lies below the gum line.
Desensitizing toothpastes are also useful in reducing the irritation caused by sensitive teeth.
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