There are many possible causes of sensitive teeth. A recent oral hygiene cleaning, the addition of a crown, tooth grinding, and thin enamel are a handful of common issues.

However, what treatment options might your dentist recommend so that you can enjoy a pain-free smile?

– Switching to a softer toothbrush can help.

– Choose a toothpaste with fluoride as an active ingredient will help keep enamel strong, to prevent sensitivity.

– There are devices that can prevent you from grinding your teeth when you sleep.

“At home, you can and should invest in a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush your teeth to avoid wearing away any more enamel.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.