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When you have a sensitive tooth, you probably feel pain every time we eat or drink. The discomfort you feel may range from mild to severe, can be very distracting, and can interfere with your daily life. So, what can you do for you tooth sensitivity? How can you help that discomfort and pain disappear?

Sadly, the causes of sensitive teeth vary. Brushing too hard, clenching, and grinding your teeth can cause your enamel to break down, exposing the nerve of your tooth—which leads to sensitivity. Tooth decay and gum disease can also break enamel down.

While it may not work for everyone, one common solution may surprise you. In fact, the solution is brushing and flossing adequately. This simple solution may help the most with this problem more than anything. Again, please remember to brush and floss for a thorough clean.

Toothpaste companies are putting out toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you put this toothpaste on the offending tooth overnight you should see results. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth will also help over time.

If you see that your enamel is starting to go away here are some solutions. Eat and drink food that is high in calcium. This will help build up your teeth. Stay away from acidic foods as this will eat away at your enamel.

If you do have tooth sensitivity we can help. Our dentist Dr. Dr. Neil Charaipotra and his team will be able to tell you other ideas and solutions for your unique situation. Just call Northern Virginia Dental Associates at 703.451.8332 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.