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ATLANTA, GA, January 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When brushing your teeth, eating, drinking or breathing cold air causes you pain it is time to consider the causes and take some steps to alleviate your tooth discomfort. Keep in mind that you are not alone, about 45 million adults in the United States complain of overly sensitive teeth.
Your Lawrenceville, Ga. dentist advises that you limit acidic foods that can cause erosion of the enamel on your teeth. Think of enamel as the protective covering on your teeth and when that is worn away the more sensitive areas of your tooth are exposed. Some toothpastes that include whiteners can increase the sensitivity of your teeth. Believe it or not brushing too often or too vigorously can also wear away enamel. Tooth sensitivity can also be the result of a cracked or chipped tooth, a cavity or other dental problem.
There are some steps you can take to reduce sensitivity. Your first option is to change your toothpaste. If your toothpaste contains a whitener try something that is tailored to sensitive teeth or does not promise whitening and see if your symptoms disappear. Another option is to use a soft toothbrush and if you are unsure how to properly brush your teeth without causing further damage then follow your Lawrenceville dentist's suggested brushing techniques.
"Regular dental check-ups reduce the incidence of tooth sensitivity. If you notice that a tooth causes increasing pain when pressure is applied or you are still experiencing discomfort after changing your dental hygiene habits, contact your Lawrenceville dentist immediately," states Ken Tralongo, CEO of Tralongo Management.
Often overly sensitive teeth are a temporary problem. If tooth sensitivity continues to be a problem that is interfering with your ability to eat or drink, and becomes increasingly painful, do not hesitate to visit your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Sometimes sensitivity is the first sign of a serious problem and ignoring it will not make it go away.
For more information visit: http://www.lawrencevilledentalassociates.com/.
About Lawrenceville Dental Associates:
Lawrenceville Dental Associates is a general dentistry practice that offers comprehensive dental care for patients in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County. Their practice is made up of a team of four highly trained and experienced Lawrenceville dentists, as well as a friendly and professional support staff.
Learn more at http://www.lawrencevilledentalassociates.com/.
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