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Tooth Sensitivity

 Tooth Sensitivity

According to Colgate, an estimated 57% of dental patients suffer from dentin hypersensitivity, better known as tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is a chronic condition that causes bursts of sharp pain within the teeth. The pain, which can go deep into the nerve, is usually triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks. The pain is often unbearable, but it doesn’t have to be. 

So what causes tooth sensitivity?
  • over-brushing,
  • tooth decay around the gum line,
  • gum recession,
  • cracked teeth,
  • gum disease,
  •  accumulation of plaque
  •  teeth grinding.
  •  tooth whitening products
  • long-term use of mouthwash


The first step in dealing with tooth sensitivity is consulting with dental professionals experienced in dealing with these issues.

Treatments for tooth sensitivity include applying dentin sealers or fluoride varnishes to exposed roots and using bonding materials to cover the root surface. At Dental Associates of Arlington, we also promote good dental hygiene habits to prevent problems with tooth sensitivity before they ever begin.

Contact us to learn more about sensitive teeth treatment. We will explain what causes tooth sensitivity and create an effective treatment plan for you.

Our Dentist in Arlington MA  can help give you the smile you want.  Call today at (781) 648-0279 and make an appointment with our Arlington Dentist.  Our dental office also serves communities like Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, and Winchester.