Erin N. Macko, DDS

My teeth are sensitive. Can I rely on a toothpaste for sensitive teeth?

No. Relying soley on a "toothpaste for sensitive teeth" may just mask the source of your teeth's sensitivity. The best way to help sensitive teeth is to see a dentist in order to determine the cause of the sensitivity.

Toothpaste may only temporarily disguise the problem, allowing it to get worse. A cavity, bad bite or root erosion may be the source of your teeth's sensitivity, and a desensitizing toothpaste may only help for a short period of time. A dentist, however, can help you discover the source and provide treatment options for long-term relief.  

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