There’s nothing quite like dealing with smile sensitivity. One moment you’re enjoying your day, the next you do something that gives your smile a quick shock of discomfort. What’s the cause, you wonder? What don’t you know that you need to know, so you can keep teeth feeling calm and comfortable? Discover some helpful information you’re overlooking at the moment, so you can accomplish your smile protection goals.
#1: Aggressive Home Care Can Cause It
Your smile sensitivity can arise due to your own care at home. Don’t worry, you probably didn’t realize until now and you can easily make changes! Take the following to heart:
- Don’t brush hard; brush gently
- Don’t use hard bristles; use soft bristles
- Don’t use over-the-counter (OTC) whitening; see us instead
#2: Professional Teeth Whitening Isn’t A Culprit
It’s true! Our whitening treatment might cause a bit of sensitivity for the day but not long-term (unlike OTC options). It’s important for you to keep this in mind, so you feel confident seeing us for cosmetic care, should you want it!
#3: Sometimes, It Just Requires Special Toothpaste
Are you at home, worrying about your smile sensitivity, and afraid to come in to see us because you think something must be very wrong? If you have sensitive teeth, we remind you that it doesn’t necessarily mean a thing about your oral health. Some people have sensitivity that others do not. It’s best to have us look in on your smile, of course. However, sometimes you just need to switch to toothpaste that helps minimize sensitivity.
See Us For Smile Sensitivity And Answers
We are happy to see you about your smile, sensitivity concerns, and to provide you with treatments or care suggestions. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.