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Tooth sensitivity has been called an achy stimulation of the teeth. Fortunately, it can be treated with over-the-counter products.

While we endorse visiting our office to address the sensitivity, these suggestions can be effective supplementary measures. Multiple toothpastes are labeled and marketed to be utilized for caring for dentin hypersensitivity; such toothpastes typically contain potassium and can mitigate the effect of tooth sensitivity. Mouthwashes containing potassium can also assist with tooth desensitization, though not as much as toothpastes containing potassium. You can also purchase potassium salts, tooth-sensitivity chewing gums and toothpastes with nano-hydroxyapatite, another compound used to treat tooth sensitivity. When using any of these products, please be sure to follow the recommended instructions. Please also feel free to consult with our office if you have any queries about appropriate usage.

Tooth sensitivity is about as obvious as it sounds, and if you have it, then you can expect your pearly whites to deal with abnormally high levels of discomfort and sensitivity when they are touched by heat, cold, sugar and other stimulants. While a bit of sensitivity is normal, people with tooth sensitivity have higher, additionally throbby levels of sensitivity since the protective layers of their teeth have been worn away.

To arrange your next checkup, call the Custom Periodontics team at 817-738-2334 now; they’ll happily set up you some time with Dr. Shelby Nelson in Fort Worth, Texas.