Are you experiencing regular sensitivity in your teeth? At Van De Walle Family Dentistry, we understand that teeth sensitivity can be bothersome and often misunderstood. Let’s debunk some common myths about sensitivity and explore how our dental team can provide relief.

MYTH: People’s teeth are supposed to hurt when they bite into cold or hot foods.
Feeling sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods should not be considered normal. If you’re experiencing hypersensitivity, it could indicate an underlying issue such as cavities, worn enamel, or gum disease. Our dental office can assess your condition and provide effective treatment options to alleviate your discomfort.

MYTH: Desensitizing toothpastes are not effective in reducing teeth sensitivity.
Desensitizing toothpastes containing potassium nitrate or strontium chloride can significantly reduce sensitivity by blocking pain signals between the tooth surface and nerves. While it may take time for noticeable results, prescription-strength toothpastes are available for severe cases. Consult with our dentist to determine the most suitable option for your needs.

MYTH: You shouldn’t drink coffee or eat ice cream if you have sensitive teeth.
Don’t let sensitivity limit your enjoyment of favorite foods and beverages. Instead, seek guidance from our dentist to identify the root cause of your discomfort. Based on your diagnosis, we can recommend appropriate treatments or toothpaste to manage sensitivity while ensuring proper oral care to prevent future issues.

MYTH: Sensitivity never results in tooth loss.
Untreated sensitivity can potentially lead to tooth loss. Gum recession, exposing tooth roots, and untreated decay are common causes of sensitivity that, if left unchecked, can escalate to more severe dental problems. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial in preserving your smile’s health and integrity.

MYTH: Sensitivity does not have a cure.
While sensitivity may seem daunting, various treatment options are available depending on the underlying cause. Maintaining optimal oral hygiene is key in preventing and managing sensitivity. If you’re experiencing sensitivity, don’t hesitate to schedule a comprehensive dental examination with us to explore tailored solutions.

At Van De Walle Family Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing personalized care to address your dental concerns and improve your overall oral health. Contact our team today to schedule your next visit and take the first step toward a healthier, more comfortable smile. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Van De Walle Family Dentistry of San Marcos
Phone: 512-878-2540
111 Willow Springs Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666