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Did you know that if you eat ice cream, enjoy a cool drink or even a hot coffee, these treats can give you pain if you suffer from sensitive teeth? Well, it’s true! This is an important warning sign from your smile. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, your smile could be trying to give you a warning that needs to be addressed. Here at Midwest Family Dentistry, our team is happy to talk to you about your sensitive teeth.

There are many reasons to have sensitive teeth, including tooth decay, worn fillings, gum disease, fractured teeth, an exposed root of a tooth, or worn tooth enamel. However, the very best way to find out why your teeth are sensitive is to see Dr. Laney Schuman. That way your smile can be in back in pristine condition quickly.

There are several different ways to help your smile until you are able to visit the dentist. Having desensitizing toothpaste is one way to make your smile easier to handle with your favorite treats. Also, fluoride tablets can work to strengthen your tooth enamel to help ease the pain. Other methods include dental work like crowns and root canals.

Don’t let sensitive teeth turn your smile upside down. Enjoying your favorite drinks or treats can be simple again if you are willing to seek treatment. If you still have concerns or would like to learn more, please call us today at one of our two convenient locations in Granite City at 618-797-9940 or Highland, Illinois at 618-654-2080 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team is happy to help make your smile painless.