How Can I Care for My Sensitive Teeth?

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Having sensitive teeth can be extremely inconvenient and painful, especially when eating and drinking your favorite foods and drinks, but there are many things you can do to change that, and we are happy to tell you all about them!

If you do the following, you will have a good chance of soothing your tooth sensitivity:

• Brush your teeth twice a day.
• Floss your teeth once a day.
• Rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash.
• Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that caters to sensitivity.
• Watch what you eat and try to avoid eating acidic foods.
• If you have a teeth-grinding habit, protect your teeth with a mouth guard.
• Visit your dentist every six months.

These remedies can help with the many dental problems that can cause tooth sensitivity. To identify the cause of your tooth sensitivity, you can look for one or more of the following:

• Gums moving away from your teeth, exposing the gums
• Tooth decay near the gum line
• The symptoms of gum disease
• Plaque buildup
• Tooth wear and tear
• Tooth damage

If you would like a more specific diagnosis or if you would like information on the remedy that will help you the most, call our office today and schedule an appointment. Our dentist is pleased to help you relieve the tooth sensitivity that causes you unnecessary oral pain.