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Do you have Sensitive Teeth?

December 5th, 2018

Do you have Sensitive Teeth?

Do you have Sensitive Teeth? Have you ever taken a sip of an ice cold drink and felt a pang of pain in your teeth? If so, you probably have sensitive teeth, a symptom of enamel erosion or the loss of tooth enamel. Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of issues including gum disease, tooth decay, aggressive tooth brushing, teeth grinding, eating too many sugary and starchy foods, and even genetics. Here, we’ll explain what steps you can take to alleviate your sensitive teeth symptoms and how to make your mouth healthier and happier.

  • Brush Correctly & Gently
    1. . Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush in gentle circles, and avoid a vigorous sawing motion. Remember that brushing harder and faster doesn’t mean you can brush for less than two minutes… it just means you are wearing away your enamel and irritating your gums.
  • Limit Your Consumption of Acidic Drinks & Acidic Foods

Sensitive Teeth? what can you do about it?

Acid is the enemy of enamel so if you have sensitive teeth, avoid drinks and foods that are acidic. Acidic drinks include coffee, alcohol, soda, and other carbonated drinks. Acidic foods include anything that is high in sugars and starches, such as candy and chips.

  • Wear a Mouth-guard to Protect from Nighttime Teeth Grinding
    1. If you have sensitive teeth, grinding your teeth at night could exacerbate your symptoms and even further wear down your enamel. Wear a custom-fitted mouth-guard to protect your teeth while you sleep.
  • Avoid Whitening Your Teeth
    1.  the ingredients in your whitening products may be worsening your teeth sensitivity. Consider taking a break from teeth whitening until your sensitivity subsides.
  • Use Fluoride Toothpaste & Mouthwash
    Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to strengthen your tooth’s enamel and prevent decay. You can find fluoride in tap water, but if you have sensitive teeth you’ll want to increase your fluoride exposure by regularly rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash and brushing with an anti-sensitivity toothpaste with fluoride.

Sensitive Teeth? what can you do about it?

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.

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