There are times in your life when dental sensitivity may show up. You may immediately recognize what the problem is. Or, you may feel like you have no idea where to begin. The thing you’ll be happy to hear is that when sensitivity makes itself known, you can immediately seek help from your Corona dentist, who can help you figure out the why behind the discomfort and what to do about it. In the meantime, we know you’re curious about some possible causes and are glad to talk about them.

If You’re Brushing Too Hard

If you’re going a little overboard with the force, pressure, or speed at which you brush your teeth, then it may be no surprise if dental sensitivity surfaces, explains your Corona dentist. Your teeth are meant to be cleansed with a gentle touch. Otherwise, you’re aggravating your gums (which will then retreat, as your roots and nerves become exposed). Just go slowly and gently for two minutes and you’ll be just fine.

If You’re Going Overboard With Acidic Drinks

Acidic foods and drinks can soften the tissue layer that protects your teeth, which we call enamel. If it erodes too far as a result of acid (this is called acid erosion), your layers beneath become exposed or closer to the surface. They are full of nerves, which can leave teeth feeling sensitive. Your Corona dentist suggests drinking more water (and rinsing with it after something acidic) and speaking with us about ways to protect and strengthen your enamel.

If You Need Restorative Care

A cavity, infection, or other issue that needs our attention can most certainly result in dental sensitivity, explains your Corona dentist. So: Come see us immediately!

Address Sensitive Teeth With Your Corona Dentist

Your dentist is here to help when you notice dental sensitivity is a consistent concern. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.