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Do you feel nerve pain or uncomfortable feelings in your teeth as you eat or drink your favorite foods? If so, you could be experiencing sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth is a condition that causes pain in your teeth. To help you learn how to overcome your sensitive teeth, our dentist, Dr. Carolyn Yu with Carolyn L. Yu, DDS in Pinole, California, is happy to give you some advice.

Did you know, one of the leading causes of sensitive teeth comes from brushing your teeth too hard? Your tooth enamel is sturdy and protects the nerves in your teeth. Brushing too hard wears the enamel down and can expose nerves that can cause pain. As a result, try loosening the force of your toothbrush and use one with soft bristles.

Another way to overcome sensitive teeth is to switch to a desensitizing option. This can help treat your nerves over time. For more immediate relief, there are procedures you can do such as dental crowns or dental bonding treatments to help reduce the sensitivity of your teeth. Keeping a healthy diet of foods, brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are always the best way to promote your oral health, with any problem you have.

If you have any concerns about your oral health, or if you feel any pain that keeps you from your favorite foods or drinks, please call 510.974.2147 today. Our friendly dental team looks forward to helping you find relief from your pain in any way we can.