Sensitivity Toothpaste Q&A: Does It Work?

sensitivityteethpopsicleAre you curious about the toothpaste you see on the shelves for teeth sensitivity? If so, you will be glad to learn that this type of dental hygiene product is something you might actually put some stock into, depending on your unique needs. While we can speak more clearly to your particular needs during a dental visit, we are happy to offer details regarding sensitivity with a few questions (and helpful answers).

Questions and Answers: Sensitivity and Toothpaste

Question: Does toothpaste for sensitivity really work?

Answer: Yes! It will work if the reason your teeth are sensitive is because your nerves are exposed as the result of minor gum recession or something similar. However, if you are dealing with a serious oral health issue like infection or decay, it will only mask the problem temporarily.

Question: How do I know why I’m suffering from teeth sensitivity? Should I try to use the toothpaste to see if it works and then come in if I’m still uncomfortable?

Answer: The best way to go about understanding your teeth sensitivity is to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible, so we can figure out what’s causing the problem (in case you do require treatment to fix damage or disease). You may, of course, use this type of toothpaste whenever you wish.

Question: Do I just need to use sensitivity toothpaste once in a while for it to work?

Answer: Nope. You should use it on a daily basis over an extended period of time because the results are cumulative. Using it just once for a single day will not offer maximum protection against sensitivity.