4-ways to improve teeth sensitivity naturally, based off of your needs in Clearwater, FL
Grimace at the very thought of eating frozen treats like ice cream?
Does shooting, unpredictable pain make you dread the brushing and flossing necessary to keep your teeth healthy?
If so, you may have sensitive teeth!
You have come to the right place for ways to improve teeth sensitivity naturally in Clearwater, FL. As natural, holistic, and biological dentists, Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates treat tooth sensitivity from multi-faceted angles. They account for both lifestyle factors and underlying conditions that may be at the root of sensitive teeth.
Understanding the “source.”
Teeth sensitivity is caused by habits, such as consuming lots of acidic foods and drinks, like sodas, and high-acid citrus fruits like lemons.
Additionally, aggressive cleaning, brushing, and flossing can injure supportive gums and exposed tooth roots, which produces lingering sensitivity, tenderness, and swelling. Oral problems, such as deep infection, can also create sensitivity, often accompanied by swelling. Untreated teeth-grinding or bruxism leads to excessive wear on the teeth, and symptoms such as sensitivity.
Worn fillings and other restorations, enamel erosion and tooth decay, and gum recession may also make it uncomfortable for you to drink cold or hot beverages and eat can prevent you from eating.
Understanding preventive and treatment options
After we have determined the factors responsible for your symptoms, Natural Dentistry may recommend one or a combination of the following techniques or products. Keep in mind that all recommendations at our holistic practice are designed to mimic what “Mother Nature” intended and enhance health. So, you can trust in our biomimetic, biocompatible, non-toxic approaches and technologies.
- Eat for the health and comfort of your teeth. As enamel is eroded, the tubes in the underlying dentin layer of teeth allow for cold, hot, acidic, sugary, or sticky foods and drinks to penetrate, stimulating the nerves and cells at the center of your tooth. Some food and beverage choices can help replenish the minerals in your teeth, and it just so happens that these options are not sticky or sugary. Sugars and starches trigger sensitivity and promote the development of plaque. We may recommend calcium-rich foods such as yogurt, milk, and leafy greens.
- Add natural products to your rotation. Your dentist may recommend toothpaste, rinses, and other oral care items that help to “desensitize” teeth. Soft-bristled brushes are a must. We can show you techniques to prevent damage and abrasion caused by aggressive brushing and flossing behaviors. Light-touch is best.
- Restorative care that is customized to your needs. Depending on what is at the source of your sensitivity, we may suggest treatments such as bonding to protect root surfaces or the repair of worn fillings or crowns. Natural Dentistry’s dental materials are designed to look, feel, and function like your tooth initially did before it was damaged by erosion, decay, or other problems. So, you have peace of mind that our materials are safe.
- Oral appliances may also be designed to fit your mouth. Night Guards protect teeth from the damage caused by bruxism. Other appliances are also available, including sports guards to protect from trauma caused by sports-related dental injuries.
Tooth sensitivity varies considerably from person to person, in terms of the severity of symptoms and the blame for those symptoms.
Get personalized recommendations. Schedule a personalized consultation. Call Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, at 727-888-6929.