Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Answers to Your Questions About Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

People with sensitive teeth and gums experience sharp or radiating pain after eating hot or cold foods or sweets. Even routine dental care tasks like brushing and flossing can cause misery. Tooth sensitivity can result from a variety of causes; these include worn tooth enamel, exposed roots, cavities, chipped or cracked teeth, infection, bleaching products, and even routine dental procedures. The good news is that the condition is treatable, and you can learn how to help sensitive teeth symptoms at home.

The following tips on how to help sensitive teeth and gums will get you started.

  • Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush. Avoid brushing your teeth too hard or too often.
  • Try over-the-counter desensitizing toothpastes. These products can often help block the pain associated with tooth sensitivity.
  • Ask your dentist in Abington about using a fluoride mouthwash or having professional fluoride treatments.
  • Limit the consumption of acidic foods such as carbonated beverages, citrus fruits, yogurt, and wine, and brush immediately after consuming them. When you can’t avoid acidic beverages, use a straw to reduce direct contact with tooth surfaces.
  • If you tend to grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about using a mouth guard.

If your sensitive teeth and gums are caused by a dental problem like tooth decay or a cracked tooth, you’ll need professional dental care. If home remedies fail, see your dentist in Abington as soon as possible. Common professional treatments include application of dental sealants to cover exposed roots of sensitive teeth and root canal treatments in cases where extensive damage is present.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
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All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
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I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
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Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
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For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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