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What is tooth sensitivity? To put it simply, tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that can range from mild to severe. Many people feel this discomfort every day even during mundane tasks such as eating and drinking. But, is there anything you can do to combat this issue? Read on to find out.

Sadly, the causes of sensitive teeth vary. Brushing too hard, clenching, and grinding your teeth can cause your enamel to break down, exposing the nerve of your tooth—which leads to sensitivity. Tooth decay and gum disease can also break enamel down.

The solution to sensitive teeth is quite simple. Proper brushing flossing technique will help with this issue, and as a bonus, will help prevent future problems as well. When you clean your smile thoroughly, you’ll be much less prone to tooth decay and gingivitis—making you less likely to have tooth decay.

Toothpaste companies are putting out toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you put this toothpaste on the offending tooth overnight you should see results. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth will also help over time.

If you see that your enamel is starting to go away here are some solutions. Eat and drink food that is high in calcium. This will help build up your teeth. Stay away from acidic foods as this will eat away at your enamel.

If you do have tooth sensitivity we can help. Our dentist Dr. Gary Wegmann and his team will be able to tell you other ideas and solutions for your unique situation. Just call The Chicago Family Dental Center at 312.551.0500 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.