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Have you ever had sensitive teeth? Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you might be able to do to deal with sensitive teeth? Luckily, because sensitive teeth could be caused by a number of issues, there are several treatments options you could consider.

Would you be surprised to learn that sensitive teeth can actually be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, and soft enamel? While these issues are serious on their own, there are a number of things you might be able to do to prevent these problems. Generally, brushing and flossing your teeth can help you fight off tooth decay and gum disease.

However, there are other problems that you might be able to avoid at home. For example, did you know that using a toothbrush with hard bristles or brushing too hard can actually damage your teeth, which could lead to sensitivity? Please remember to brush your teeth softly and to use circular motions.

Another issue that can lead to sensitive teeth is teeth grinding. You may be able to avoid this problem by making a conscious decision, but many people grind their teeth while they’re sleeping. Luckily, with a mouthguard, we can help you avoid these problems.

If you’re interested in learning more about sensitive teeth, or what you can do to avoid sensitive teeth, please don’t hesitate to give Vela Dental Centers Southside a call at 361.994.4900. Dr. Ben Vela & Allan Ng and our team will be happy to answer any of your questions and inspect your mouth for signs of trouble. We look forward to receiving your call soon.