Tooth sensitivity is a problem for around 20 percent of Americans, and it’s a condition we notice every day at Johnson Dentistry in Bryan, Texas. Here are a few bits of prevention guidance and pieces of information on treatment options.
Both periodontal disease and sensitivity can be thwarted if you follow healthy oral hygiene suggestions. Use non-abrasive toothpaste and brush your pearly whites two times per day for two minutes per session and floss once a day. Limit your ingestion of sugary or acidic foods and drinks, and consult our staff before using teeth whitening products, which can cause tooth sensitivity. Following this guidance will keep the enamel layers of your teeth solid and your dentin layer less sensitive.
If your case of tooth sensitivity is too grave to be treated with simple desensitizers, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. may endorse surgical dental practices to support you. These practices can range from sealants to root canals. Whatever is recommended, you can rest easy recognizing that Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. has suggested the procedure that will be of most use to you in reducing the achy effects of tooth sensitivity.