If you’re dealing with sensitive teeth, you know what it’s like to cringe at hot food, cold food, sweets… even cold wind on your teeth can cause pain. There’s no reason you should have to live in discomfort, so we’ve put together a list of tips that you can use for dealing with tooth sensitivity, in order to bring more pleasure back into your life!
Use products made for sensitive teeth
If your teeth are especially sensitive, you shouldn’t necessarily be using toothpaste made for the general public. A sensitivity toothpaste can really help reduce your discomfort. And make sure to brush and floss regularly!
Watch how you brush
The way you brush could actually be causing or worsening your tooth sensitivity. If you’re mindlessly just scrubbing at your teeth when you brush, you could be wearing away enamel and exposing more sensitive parts of the teeth. Brush gently, reach all parts of the mouth, and switch to a softer bristled toothbrush if needed.
Cut out acidic foods
Acidic foods like citrus and vinegar can cause corrosion on your teeth. Basically, this means that they’re slowly going to wear away the protective layer of enamel that keeps your teeth safe from outside elements. Cut out citrus fruits for awhile if you are experiencing extreme sensitivity.
See your dentist regularly
It’s very important that your dentist be kept up to date on the state of your teeth. So if you’re suddenly experiencing strange sensitivity, you need to talk to them about it. Your dentist may have some insight into the causes of your condition, and they will definitely have recommendations on how to best treat it.
Many people are tooth-grinders at night and don’t even know it. You could also be grinding or clenching your teeth during times of stress, which can wear away tooth enamel. Speak to your dentist, and they can give you a night guard to protect your teeth if this is the case.
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Linden Dental Care is a professional and caring dental clinic that provides all the dental services you need for your whole family. Their Basingstoke dentist team is dedicated to meeting all your oral health needs, from general dentistry to teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and more. Call them today at 01256 464722 for a free consultation with the team, visit their website, or stop by the clinic at 1-2 Linden Court, Linden Avenue, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 7HS.