Many patients find relief from sensitive teeth by using over-the-counter toothpaste specially formulated to reduce sensitivity. Most brands contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which generally provide results after daily use for two weeks. To help alleviate symptoms and help the toothpaste work better, avoid highly acidic foods such as citrus fruit, tea and soda.
For patients with highly sensitive teeth, there are a variety of treatments available that can be applied to reduce the condition. Make an appointment today to speak with Dr. Lauren about your available options.