Being in touch with your feelings is a good thing. It’s important to be able to express yourself emotionally; it can help promote healthier relationships in your life and it is also great for self-growth. The ability to be sensitive and be able to connect with others is a great skill, but not all sensitivity is good.
When it comes to our teeth, being sensitive can sometimes be a painful and uncomfortable experience. The root cause of tooth sensitivity is just that, the root! When the root of a tooth is exposed, or the enamel of a tooth is worn, the tooth becomes more susceptible to different temperatures and textures. This means that it becomes that much harder to enjoy your favourite hot or cold treats.
So, what can be done about sensitive teeth? There are many toothpaste products on the market that are designed to help people who are afflicted by sensitive teeth. Other options that are available include fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and in more severe cases, surgical gum grafts or root canals can be done.
Each case of tooth sensitivity is different. An assessment by your local Ottawa dental professional is the best way to determine the root cause (sorry, it’s too easy!). Once that part is figured out, steps can be taken to make your teeth less sensitive.