5 Teeth Sensitivity Myths | Remy Dalloul DMD

Dentist Deerfield IL

Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity? At Zen Dental of Deerfield, our team led by Dr. Remy Dalloul DMD is here to debunk common myths and provide relief for your discomfort. Let’s separate fact from fiction:

MYTH: Teeth should hurt when exposed to hot or cold foods.

  • FACT: Sensitivity to hot or cold foods is not normal and could indicate an underlying issue such as cavities, worn enamel, or gum disease. Dentin hypersensitivity, a common problem, can be addressed with a visit to our dental office.

MYTH: Desensitizing toothpastes don’t work.

  • FACT: Desensitizing toothpastes containing compounds like potassium nitrate can effectively block pain signals between the tooth surface and nerves. It may take time to notice a difference, but these toothpastes can provide relief. Prescription options are available for severe sensitivity.

MYTH: Avoid coffee and ice cream if you have sensitive teeth.

  • FACT: Enjoy your favorite foods with proper dental care. Consult our dentist to identify the cause of your sensitivity and receive personalized recommendations. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial in preventing sensitivity.

MYTH: Sensitivity won’t lead to tooth loss.

  • FACT: Untreated sensitivity can lead to gum recession, exposing tooth roots and increasing the risk of tooth loss. Decay from sensitivity can also lead to infections that may spread. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preserving your smile.

MYTH: Sensitivity has no cure.

  • FACT: Treatment options are available depending on the cause of sensitivity. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing tooth pain. If you’re experiencing sensitivity, schedule a dental examination with us to explore treatment options.

Don’t let tooth sensitivity hold you back. Contact our team at Zen Dental of Deerfield to schedule your next visit and discover relief for your discomfort. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile.

Zen Dental of Deerfield
Phone: 847-412-0600
Url: https://dentistdeerfield.com/
707 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 127
Deerfield, IL 60015

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