Do you find that every time you bite into something cold or sip something hot your tooth experiences quite a “zing!” of sensitivity? Patients experiencing tooth sensitivity may find that their smiles become uncomfortable more often than not, which can have a serious impact on daily life. Fortunately, we have some simple advice to offer, so you can get back to eating and drinking without worrying about unwanted side effects. As always, remember to schedule a dental checkup with us immediately if your sensitivity is severe.

Try Desensitizing Toothpaste

If you have not experienced any trauma to your smile but have simply noticed your teeth feel sensitive, we may suggest you try desensitizing toothpaste. This will inhibit the usual nerve function that causes your tooth to hurt or feel uncomfortable. Seek out options approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) in your drugstore’s dental hygiene aisle. A toothpaste marked to reduce sensitivity that also displays the ADA Seal of Acceptance is a reliable choice. Follow the instructions – it may take several days to experience results. When in doubt, ask for suggestions during your next dental checkup.

Visit Us For A Checkup

Particularly if you are experiencing severe sensitivity or you have not visited us in quite a while (longer than six months), we suggest scheduling a dental checkup. While sensitivity may occur on its own without damage to your oral health, it may also occur as the result of multiple, treatable issues, such as gum disease, tooth decay, a cracked tooth, and more. Schedule time to see us, so we may treat any contributing problems, while improving your comfort.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.