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Tooth sensitivity is quite inconvenient. In fact, it’s so inconvenient that it makes consuming hot or cold foods and drinks painful, which leads to avoiding those products altogether. Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve the sensitivity and return to a normal life, and our dentist, Dr. Jeff Tufarolo, is happy to tell you about those things.

First, change the type of toothpaste you use. Some toothpastes irritate the teeth and gums and cause tooth sensitivity, like whitening toothpaste and tartar-control toothpaste. Try switching to a paste that is made to help sensitive teeth, like desensitizing toothpaste. This can help block the pathways in your enamel that lead to the tooth nerves.

Second, take it easy on your teeth. There are times when hard brushing and even using the wrong toothbrush can cause tooth sensitivity. This is because the rough technique and hard bristles can bug the oral tissues and make them withdraw from the teeth, exposing the roots. So, make sure you’re using a soft-bristled toothbrush and you’re gentle as you clean your chompers.

If these tips don’t help you, a bigger problem might be causing the sensitivity. The best thing you can do is contact Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS at 425-405-6400 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to help you by examining your smile, identifying the cause, and giving you the treatment you need.

To learn more about tooth sensitivity in Everett, Washington, please don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team. We are here to assist you in any way possible!