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If you frequently experience a twinge of sensitivity in your teeth after eating foods or drinks that are sweet, hot or cold, you may have tooth sensitivity affecting your smile. If your sensitive teeth have developed from a lack of tooth enamel, we offer some insight to protect your smile.

Tooth sensitivity can have many causes, including:

– Lack of tooth enamel
– Plaque buildup
– Cavities
– Loose dental fillings
– Bruxism (tooth grinding)
– Gum disease resulting in tooth root exposure
– Cracked or chipped teeth

If you have inconsistent dental hygiene, you may be at a higher risk of sensitive teeth as a result of plaque buildup that causes you to have gum disease or tooth decay.

We offer tips to help prevent tooth enamel loss, and a good place to start is brushing twice a day with a toothpaste that has fluoride and flossing on a daily basis. When you clean your smile, you may need to use a different toothpaste, expose your teeth to more fluoride and brush with a toothbrush that has softer bristles. It’s also important to continue receiving dental checkups that include exams and cleanings so that Dr. Casey Murdock and our team can examine your smile for any tooth enamel loss and provide appropriate treatment. We can also clear away harmful plaque and tartar so that your risk of sensitivity is lower.

Contact Murdock Family Dentistry at 406-259-0110 today if you have concerns about how to treat tooth sensitivity in Billings, Montana, and would like to speak with our dentist.