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Your Child’s Tooth Sensitivity & How to Relieve it

Child with tooth painTooth sensitivity can make it difficult for your child to speak, chew, and even breathe comfortably. Once the tooth enamel begins to wear down, the nerves underneath will become exposed, causing pain and sensitivity when exposed to hot or cold temperatures or even air.

Relieving Pain Caused by Tooth Sensitivity

Luckily, there are a few ways to help your child ease the pain associated with tooth sensitivity. If your child begins to complain of pain in multiple teeth, sensitivity may be the culprit.

  • Change Your Child’s Toothbrush – You should be changing your child’s toothbrush regularly anyway, but if your child is suddenly complaining of sensitive teeth, you may want to consider switching now. Make sure your child brushes with a soft-bristled brush or with one targeted to those with sensitive teeth.
  • Switch Toothpaste – There are many gentle toothpaste formulas for those with sensitive teeth. These types of toothpaste contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. These ingredients will help block pain signals to the nerves of the teeth, easing the pain.
  • Keep a Diary of Flare-Ups – Certain foods can cause more discomfort for your child than others. Keep track of the foods your child eats and note which ones tend to cause the pain to worsen. Once you know what kinds of food make the pain worse, you can help your child avoid these foods.

If nothing else works, please be sure to visit your child’s pediatric dentist. There are ways that his or her dentist can help relieve the pain associated with tooth sensitivity. There’s no need for your child to suffer!

To contact our office about root canal therapy or other endodontic issues, please call Endodontic Specialists with locations in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Posted on Jun 25, 2019

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