Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Do You Know the Underlying Causes of Sensitive Teeth?

dca-blog_teeth-sensitivity

If you’re one of the many people who have sensitive teeth, eating ice cream or drinking a milkshake can be intensely painful. When your teeth are hypersensitive to cold air, breathing can hurt. Even brushing and flossing become unpleasant tasks. Exposed dentin is at the root of tooth sensitivity. Dentin is the layer beneath tooth enamel and cementum. It contains thousands of tiny tubes that lead directly to nerve endings. When cold, heat, or sweet foods come into contact with the dentin, you experience pain.

Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth



Periodontal disease is among the most common causes of tooth sensitivity. Other causes include use of whitening products, tooth decay, cracked or fractured teeth, worn tooth enamel, defective fillings, and receding gums caused by aggressive brushing habits.

Avoiding Teeth
Sensitivity

While you can’t avoid all causes of sensitive teeth, you can control some factors. Maintain strict oral hygiene to prevent the onset of periodontal disease and tooth decay that lead to dentin exposure. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush your teeth gently, especially around the gum line. See your dentist regularly for routine exams and dental cleanings. If problems are detected at an early stage, it is easier for your dentist to resolve them before problems like tooth sensitivity develop.

Professional Dental Care for Teeth Sensitivity



If you’re already suffering from tooth sensitivity, several treatments are available to help you control symptoms. Over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste works by preventing sensation from traveling to nerve tissues. It may take several applications to produce significant results. If your problem doesn’t respond to toothpaste, you may want to consider professional treatment for teeth sensitivity, which includes options like desensitizing agents applied directly to teeth or restorative procedures like dental bonding, fillings or root canal treatment.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Bradenton, call Manatee Dental of East Bradenton today at (941) 538-6339 or make an appointment.

Manatee Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 2 affiliated practices in the Bradenton area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Manatee Dental of East Bradenton, 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 Manatee Dental of East Bradenton.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I am very comfortable with Manatee Dental and my Hygenest. I have recommended MD to a friend, and she now drives from Sarasota to go there.
Marlene G.
The staff is fabulous, Ramon is awesome and Dr. Lindow is marvelous. He always puts your issues as a priority no matter how little they may be. It is a great team, with happy, fun and very […]
Brenda J.
Cathy is great getting your teeth clean with her is fun she always makes you laugh
Tom L.
Everyone at this practice is there to do whatever they can to make your experience a good one.
Dennis P.
Staff made my visit so pleasant and not scary.
Yoko O.
The staff was extremely professional, caring and a pleasure to be a patient for.
Christian G.
Convenient location for me. The staff is very courteous. I recently had a crown done and I’ve had msny but this was the best one ever.
Mary L.
Great experience Ramon Rosales the dentist assistant was really good
Nick S.
Loved the friendly staff. They calmed my nerves righy away. Its a dental office and I couldn’t help but think of a drill in my mouth! That never happened anyway! The Doctor answered all my […]
Martha R.
I am so happy with this dental office.. They have helped me maintain a healthy smile by providing needed dental services st a reasonable cost.
Patty E.
Amber was great with my cleaning. Everyone in the office is very helpful.
Sandra O.
Friendly staff. Quick response to phone calls. Problem solved quickly.
Barbara H.
Great people; very professional and personable. Going to the dentist is a pleasure with Manatee Dental.
Lawrence B.
Incredibly welcoming, comforting staff
Tucker S.
Efficient clinical and office service. Personal service from staff.
Marybeth C.
From the staff at the front desk too the hygienist and dentist, they make you feel like family. They remove all trepidations you might have when visiting a dental facility.
Peter H.
Dr. David and Ramon were very careful and concerned with my feelings. Very professional.
Sandra O.
Everyone I have met at this dental office is just awesome. Very kind, friendly, and helpful. Love them all.
Sharon D.
Friendly, helpful staff.
William Q.
They took such great care of me and made me feel relaxed!
Stacey H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (941) 538-6339
Our Location