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If you frequently suffer from sensitive teeth, your discomfort does not need to be a permanent part of your smile. If you are tired of having to carefully select foods that won’t irritate your teeth, our dentist and team would be happy to lend our assistance! We invite you to try the following methods to reduce and even prevent tooth sensitivity.

Tooth decay and gum disease–significant dental issues on their own–are two of the common causes of tooth sensitivity. Eliminating these conditions can help your teeth to feel less sensitive. Brushing your teeth every day can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. However, if you use an abrasive toothpaste and hard-bristled toothbrush or brush your teeth aggressively, these actions can lead to you developing sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity could also be a sign of nightly tooth grinding, and we invite you to speak with our dentist about whether you may need to receive a custom night guard to provide protection for your teeth and jaws while you sleep.

If you would like to speak with Dr. Debora Bolton soon to discuss your options for tooth sensitivity treatment in Durham, North Carolina, contact Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS at 919-381-5900 today to schedule your appointment.