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What do you know about dealing with sensitive teeth? Do you ever find yourself avoiding your favorite foods because you’re worried that they might aggravate your sensitivity? Sadly, sensitive teeth can be caused by several problems—and addressing these issues may help you address your sensitivity.

In reality, sensitivity can be caused by a number of problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, and even using the wrong toothbrush. You see, if you brush too hard, or use a brush with hard bristles, you could damage your pearly whites and your gums. Furthermore, if your enamel is weakened, your dentin may be exposed—which could also be the cause of your sensitivity.

Still, would you be surprised that keeping your teeth clean could help you avoid these problems? Naturally, this means you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time and floss daily. It’s also important that you visit our team once every six months for a routine checkup.

You should also know that there are several foods that you should avoid if you have sensitive teeth. For instance, you should be careful of any foods that are too hot or cold. Spicy, sugary, or acidic foods could also aggravate your pearly whites.

Do you have more questions about dealing with sensitive teeth in Spokane Valley, Washington? Are you interested in setting up a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. Stephen Woodard? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Stephen Woodard by calling us at 509-924-8585. We’ll gladly inspect your teeth for signs of trouble and offer you advice. We’re eager to meet with you!