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How to Care for Sensitive Teeth

08/28/2017
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Do you avoid eating yummy ice cream or drinking coffee due to your sensitive teeth? You don’t have to let sensitive gums or teeth keep you from enjoying certain foods. Treating tooth sensitivity starts with regular visits to your dentist and proper dental care at home. You’re only a few steps away from enjoying frozen treats again!

Treat Tooth Sensitivity

Get back to enjoying warm drinks and frozen foods by treating your sensitive teeth. Along with your dentist, you can tackle your teeth sensitivity and strengthen those chompers.

Why do you have sensitive teeth?

Many dental issues could cause tooth sensitivity. Each case of sensitive teeth will depend on the patient. The common symptoms of teeth sensitivity are most notable when the patient is eating hot or cold foods or drinks.

Leading causes of sensitive teeth include:

  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Decreasing enamel, the hard, protective surface protecting the nerves of the tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease

We recommend visiting your dentist if you believe your sensitive teeth is due to tooth decay, which is a bigger issue your dentist needs to treat.

How to help your sensitive teeth

Besides maintaining your healthy teeth with an effective oral hygiene routine, there are additional steps you should add to your routine to treat your sensitive teeth. Here are a few tips to treat your sensitive teeth:

  • Look for a toothpaste for sensitive teeth: Many toothpastes offer people with sensitive teeth a way to strengthen their enamel and treat their teeth sensitivity.
  • Change out your toothbrush: Aggressive tooth brushing is a cause of sensitive teeth, so your toothbrush could damage your enamel. Find a soft bristle brush that’s more gentle to your teeth while you do your daily oral hygiene routine.
  • Avoid acidic foods: Acidic foods, such as coffee, citrus fruits, and even yogurt, causes sensitivity in your teeth. If you must have your daily coffee, try to drink it through a straw to avoid contact with your teeth.

Visit Your Dentist for Effective Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

The best way to know what exactly is causing your sensitive teeth is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Our family dental care will find what causes your teeth sensitivity and help you treat it in the best way possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!