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Tooth sensitivity has been called an achy stimulation of the teeth. Fortunately, it can often be treated with over-the-counter products.

While we suggest visiting our office to address the sensitivity, these suggestions can be awesome supplementary measures. Lots of toothpastes are labeled and marketed to be used for treating dentin hypersensitivity; such toothpastes normally contain potassium and can hamper the effect of tooth sensitivity. Mouthwashes containing potassium can also assist with tooth desensitization, though not as much as toothpastes containing potassium. You can also seek out potassium salts, tooth-sensitivity chewing gums and toothpastes with nano-hydroxyapatite, another chemical utilized to treat tooth sensitivity. When using any of these products, follow the recommended instructions. Please also feel free to counsel with our office if you have any inquiries about appropriate usage.

Tooth sensitivity is as obvious as it sounds, and if you have it, then you can expect your pearly whites to agonize over abnormally high levels of pain and sensitivity when they are touched by heat, cold, sugar and other stimulants. While some sensitivity is normal, people with tooth sensitivity have higher, more painful levels of sensitivity since the protective layers of their chompers have been worn away.

To set up your next appointment, call the Love Family Dentistry staff at 540-904-2300 now; they’ll be happy to pencil in you some time with Dr. Peggy Lovecchio in Roanoke, Virginia, today!