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Do your teeth tingle when you consume hot or cold foods and beverages or when you breathe cold air? If so, you likely suffer from tooth sensitivity. This dental issue can be quite annoying and inconvenient, especially because it can make eating some of your favorite foods pretty painful. If you’re like many others, you’re probably searching for a way to relieve that sensitivity. Our dentist, Dr. Brandon Green, is happy to help you! There are many things you can do, like:

-Take advantage of fluoride (Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen your teeth and reduce sensitivity)

-Use desensitizing toothpaste (Desensitizing toothpaste is made to help reduce sensitivity because it closes the channels that lead to the tooth nerve and other sensitive structures within the tooth)

-Visit your dentist (Your dentist can provide treatments that can help, like a professional fluoride treatment)

-Change the way you brush (If you brush too hard or too long, it’s best to use softer strokes and only brush for two minutes each time)

-Avoid acidic foods and drinks (Acid wears the enamel away and promotes sensitivity)

-Avoid whitening toothpaste (Whitening toothpaste can worsen the sensitivity because it can irritate the gums and be rough with the tooth enamel)

-Wear a mouthguard (If you suffer from bruxism, protect your teeth at night with a mouthguard)

-Treat your receding gums (Your dentist can provide treatment options for you to cover your tooth roots and help reduce sensitivity)

To learn more about how to soothe your tooth sensitivity in American Fork, Utah, please contact Masterpiece Dental today at 801.756.5136. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call as well as giving you the information you need!