If you have sensitive teeth, then it’s no time to just sit around and hope for things to turn around. Instead, it’s absolutely time for you to take certain steps (and with great haste). Why? Well, you may not realize it but sensitivity can be a sign that your smile is essentially communicating to you something is wrong and you are going to need dental care. Or, you’re just brushing way too hard and are in serious need of a review from our Ankeny, IA team regarding how you care for your smile. In any case, consider the steps you should take ASAP and get going!
Immediately Change That Toothpaste
What type of toothpaste are you using to protect your dental and periodontal health? If you’re certain that it isn’t formulated for relieving sensitive teeth, then we encourage you to head straight to the drugstore when you have a chance. You will find that as you brush with this type of toothpaste instead, the relief will come provided you use it consistently and over the course of an extended period. (Just remember: It probably won’t work right away).
Tell Us You’re Ready For A Visit
Of course, we won’t know that you’re experiencing sensitive teeth unless you tell us. While you may think it’s probably best to just wait for your next routine checkup, if it turns out that your next visit isn’t scheduled for quite a while, the smartest thing you can do is call us, tell us, and come in sooner.
Take It Easy Until Your Appointment
No, we don’t mean that you should stop brushing and flossing and just rest until you see us about your sensitive teeth. What we do mean, however, is that you should be extra gentle with your smile. If you’re not usually one to brush and floss gently (which is something that all patients should do), our team reminds you that you should begin doing so immediately. You should also take a look at what you usually eat! To keep your smile feeling A-OK, don’t eat anything that’s extremely spicy or hot, extremely cold, hard on teeth, super acidic, or high in sugar if you can help it.
See Us To Learn How To Fix Your Smile Sensitivity
Help your sensitive teeth feel less reactive when you come in for the helpful care that you need. We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.