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What can you do about teeth sensitivity? Fortunately, our dentist will be able to give you specific advice—however, not before discovering the root of your problem. To help you know what to expect, we’re happy to give you an idea of what to expect.

Would you be surprised to learn that your teeth could be sensitive because you are brushing too hard? In reality, if you brush too hard, you’re probably doing more harm than good. If this happens for too long, you could wear down your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). This will expose your dentin. And because dentin is linked to your nerves, exposed dentin leads to sensitivity.

Similarly, your teeth could be sensitive because you grind your teeth. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly grind their teeth while they are sleeping. When you grind, the ligaments that connect your jaw and teeth get inflamed. This aggravates your nerves and makes your mouth more vulnerable to temperature sensitivity.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to combat sensitivity. For example, you can change your diet. Particularly, you should have a diet that is high in calcium which will strengthen your teeth. You should also avoid highly acid foods and drinks.

If your problems come from grinding, a dentist can create a custom mouthguard that can stop you from grinding. You should also visit Dr. Truong Nguyen regularly for routine cleanings and checkups.

To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. Dr. Truong Nguyen—and our team at Always Dental Care—are eager to hear from you.