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Tooth sensitivity is the sensations of tooth discomfort, mild or severe, triggered by eating, drinking, or breathing in cold air. If you are unsure how to address tooth sensitivity, our dentist and team can help find the right solutions for your smile.

There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, but some are much more common than others. Nightly grinding of your teeth can lead to tiny fractures that expose the roots of the teeth and cause sensitivity. You may also find that gum disease, brushing too hard, or tooth decay has broken the tooth enamel and caused your tooth nerves to become exposed.

Proper daily brushing and flossing properly can often reduce tooth sensitivity better than any other method, and you may find that brushing with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, particularly at night, reduces tooth sensitivity over time.

You should notify Dr. Robert C. Freeman and our team of any signs of enamel erosion so that we can recommend helpful solutions to build up tooth enamel, such as consuming calcium-rich food and avoiding acidic foods that weaken enamel.

If you are in need of tooth sensitivity treatment in Knoxville, Tennessee, we encourage you to call 865-577-7535 and schedule a time to visit Robert C. Freeman, DDS soon.