Have you ever been concerned about biting into your favorite snack because you were worried that it could cause pain? Have you ever hesitated to show your smile because the air could trigger your sensitive teeth? If so, you may know that having sensitive teeth can be very unpleasant, but do you ever wonder what you may be able to do to prevent this sensitivity?
Of course, there are many things you should know about tooth sensitivity. For instance, did you know that your teeth are actually made of a few different layers? The first layer is called enamel and is one of the hardest substances in your body. Your enamel is important because it protects your teeth from decay. Dentin, the next layer of your pearly whites, is a soft layer that carries temperature signals to the center of your tooth.
Unfortunately, your tooth’s dentin may be exposed after your enamel is damaged—which can happen if you grind your teeth or have a loose filling. If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, we suggest contacting our dental team so we can discuss your treatment options with you.
If you are interested in learning more about coping with your sensitive teeth in Kalispell, Montana, we invite you to give Northwest Center for Dentistry a call at (406) 752-4530. Our dentist, Dr. Cameron Clark, and our team will gladly address any questions you might have and to help you deal with your sensitive teeth. We’re eager to receive your call.