Tooth sensitivity is a problem that occurs when the enamel is worn away. It can be caused by hot and cold beverages, cold weather, cold beverages and food as well as sugary foods. Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to cope with, but fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Use a Different Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth is an essential part of your oral care regimen. However, if you are using a hard-bristled brush, then you may be triggering or worsening your tooth sensitivity. You may notice that the sensitivity goes away once you swap your toothbrush.
Swap Your Toothpaste
You may also need to use a different toothpaste. You may want to use a toothbrush that has potassium nitrate inside of it. Potassium nitrate helps reduce tooth sensitivity.
Avoid Acidic Foods and Beverages
Carbonated beverages, yogurt, coffee and citrus fruits can cause tooth sensitivity. If you drink sodas or coffee, then it is best for you to drink these beverages through a straw. Avoid brushing your teeth right after you eat or drink something acidic. This can make your teeth more sensitive. You can neutralize the acid by having a glass of milk.
Stop Grinding Your Teeth
Your teeth may be sensitive due to the fact that you are grinding them. Many people grind their teeth and do not even know it. Headaches and jaw pain can be signs that you are grinding your teeth. A mouthguard can prevent you from grinding your teeth.
Get Your Receding Gum Line Treated
A receding gum line will expose your tooth root. This can cause tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, this problem can be treated by your dentist. In addition to performing a restorative treatment, your dentist may recommend that you change the way that you brush.
If you are in Chandler or Gilbert, AZ area and need help with Tooth/Teeth Sensitivity call our dental office at (480) 306-5506