If you brush your teeth too hard, your gums will eventually suffer. This is because the bristles from a toothbrush can cause gum sensitivity and this can make it difficult to consume hot or cold beverages. If the thought of eating ice cream, biting into an apple, or sipping hot coffee makes you cringe, it may be time to visit Dr. Fredrick Shaw of Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group for an oral exam.
Tooth sensitivity occurs when tooth enamel that protects our teeth becomes thinner, exposing the underlying surface. Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking hot/cold beverages a painful experience and the cause is usually due to lack of oral hygiene habits. It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove food particles that can cause bad breath and periodontal disease.
If you have questions or concerns regarding tooth sensitivity, please give us a call. To learn about other services we provide at our practice, visit www.fredrickshawdds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredrick Shaw in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491.