Tooth sensitivity can be painful and frustrating for you and your child. If tooth sensitivity goes untreated, it can begin to interfere with your child’s everyday life, including brushing habits and diet. Teeth can have a sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, overly sugar foods, and even exposure to the air.
In most cases, tooth sensitivity is caused by the thinning or wearing down of your child’s enamel. Enamel protects the tooth’s nerve endings, which can be extremely sensitive and vulnerable. If the enamel wears down over time or is naturally thinner due to genetics, these nerve endings can become exposed, causing pain and sensitivity.
Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to help reduce your child’s tooth sensitivity. These options include:
If your child is suffering from tooth sensitivity, please don’t hesitate to bring it up with Dr. Matthew Brady at your child’s next appointment.
To make an appointment at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry, please contact our Parker, Colorado children’s dentist office today!