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Do you have sensitive teeth? Do you ever worry that eating your favorite food could be painful? Do you ever feel like you’re just guessing on which foods and drinks might hurt your teeth? Luckily, there are several things you could do to avoid the discomfort caused by sensitive teeth.

As you may already know, one of the first things you should do is find the root of your pain. In reality, many issues could cause sensitive teeth, including tooth decay, exposed roots, overly aggressive brushing, and worn down enamel. Our team is trained to help you treat these issues. Also, please know that some foods and drinks, such as coffee, citrus fruits, and yogurt, could aggravate your sensitivity.

Buying a different toothbrush might help you avoid sensitive teeth. You see, if you use a toothbrush with hard bristles or use an abrasive toothpaste, you could accidentally aggravate your teeth. These problems could also cause your sensitivity. Generally, you can also avoid this problem by brushing gently with small, circular motions.

Finally, if you grind your teeth you could have to deal with sensitivity. This is actually a serious problem because many people grind their teeth while they sleep. We can offer you a number of solutions, including a custom mouthguard.

If you’d like to learn more about sensitive teeth, please feel free to give Virginia Dental Group a call at 703-385-3800. Our dentist, Dr. Lida M. Vargas, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and give you personalized advice. We look forward to meeting with you!