Sensitive Teeth – Treatment for Sensitivity: Scottsdale Dentist


If you have sensitive teeth, there are options to treat sensitivity. Sensitive teeth may alter your daily lifestyle due to the temporary sharp, shooting pain. Certain substances, like sour candy, or temperatures, like cold ice cream cause discomfort. Anyone can experience teeth sensitivity.

Some factors of your oral health may contribute to sensitivity, including:

  • gingivitis or gum disease
  • teeth fractures (like a chip or crack)
  • clenching and grinding
  • plaque
  • acidic foods
  • brushing too hard
  • gum recession
  • whitening treatments

To help improve the symptoms of sensitive teeth, there are a variety of treatments available. A proper diagnosis from a dentist will help guide you to the right treatment. Treatment of sensitive teeth could vary from changing your toothbrush to a softer head, to receiving a deep cleaning.

Treatment for sensitivity includes:

  • receiving a custom night guard from your dentist
  • using a soft bristled toothbrush
  • using “sensitive” or “desensitizing” toothpaste
  • receiving a dental cleaning from your hygienist
  • adding a fluoride mouthwash to your routine
  • receiving a fluoride treatment from your dentist

If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot/cold foods and more, it is worth it to take a trip to your dentist for evaluation. Sensitive teeth are an indication that you may need to change oral care products or receive treatment. Learn more about sensitive teeth in our blog “What Causes Sensitive Teeth?” at

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