Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth- PHC Dental Care of Miami Florida

Sensitive teeth can cause discomfort and pain when exposed to hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages. We offer several effective treatments available to alleviate tooth sensitivity and improve oral health:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste: One of the simplest and most common treatments for sensitive teeth is using desensitizing toothpaste. These toothpastes contain compounds such as potassium nitrate or strontium chloride that block nerve signals, reducing tooth sensitivity over time.
  • Fluoride treatment: Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity by promoting remineralization, which can repair small areas of enamel damage.
  • Dental sealants: In cases where tooth sensitivity is caused by exposed dentin or receding gums, dental sealants can be applied. These thin, protective coatings shield the exposed areas and reduce sensitivity.
  • Dental restorations: If tooth sensitivity is due to tooth decay, cracked teeth, or worn enamel, dental restorations such as fillings, inlays, or crowns may be recommended. These treatments address the underlying issue and provide a barrier between the sensitive tooth structure and external stimuli.
  • Gum grafting: In situations where gum recession is the cause of tooth sensitivity, gum grafting may be performed. During this procedure, gum tissue from another area of the mouth is transplanted to cover exposed tooth roots, reducing sensitivity and improving gum health.
  • Lifestyle changes: Simple changes in oral hygiene practices can help manage tooth sensitivity. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and practicing gentle brushing techniques can prevent enamel wear. Additionally, avoiding acidic and abrasive foods, quitting smoking, and reducing teeth grinding can contribute to overall oral health and minimize tooth sensitivity.

The underlying cause of tooth sensitivity should be identified by a dental professional before pursuing any treatment. Regular dental check-ups and discussions with a dentist will ensure proper diagnosis and effective treatment of tooth sensitivity, leading to improved oral comfort and quality of life.


Tooth sensitivity is often caused by exposed dentin, which contains microscopic tubules that connect to the tooth nerves. Common triggers include hot or cold foods, acidic drinks, and brushing too aggressively.

Yes, sensitive teeth can be treated. The treatment options depend on the cause of sensitivity and may include desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and addressing gum recession or tooth decay.

Yes, it’s essential to see a dentist for sensitive teeth. They can determine the underlying cause of sensitivity and recommend appropriate treatments to alleviate discomfort and prevent further issues.

To prevent tooth sensitivity, practice good oral hygiene, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoid acidic or sugary foods and drinks, and wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night.

In some cases, dental treatments like teeth whitening or certain dental procedures may temporarily increase tooth sensitivity. However, these effects are usually mild and short-lived.

While home remedies can provide temporary relief, such as using desensitizing toothpaste or avoiding triggers, it’s essential to address the root cause of sensitivity by consulting with a dentist for appropriate treatment.

Client Testimonials

"PHC Dental Care was incredibly helpful in treating my sensitive teeth. They identified the root cause and provided me with effective solutions that have significantly reduced my sensitivity. Highly recommended!"
Emma B.
"I used to cringe whenever I had cold or hot foods, but PHC Dental Care changed that. Their sensitive teeth treatment has made a world of difference, and I can now enjoy meals without discomfort."
Raelynn C.
"Dealing with sensitive teeth was a challenge until I visited PHC Dental Care. Their team was understanding and provided me with personalized treatments that have transformed my dental experience."
Melissa R.

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