Dealing with sensitive teeth can be difficult. Not being able to enjoy certain foods and drinks, experiencing pain when you least expect it – sensitive teeth can go from a mere annoyance to an unbearable issue. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to minimize the tooth sensitivity or guard against it completely. After all, your team at Southeast Dental wants you to be able to enjoy a healthy, pain-free mouth! So here are our top tips to deal with those sensitive teeth:
Use toothpastes that offer their sensitive side: With so many different brands that now have a specific formula for sensitive teeth, it’s easier than ever to find one that works for you. While some sensitive tooth sufferers can use these toothpastes occasionally (such as when they’re about to enjoy a cold treat), it’s much more effective when used each time you brush.
Beware acidic foods: Foods high in acid can wear down the protective enamel of your teeth, causing pain and sensitivity. These culprits include citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, coffee and many others. Talk to your dentist about which foods are best to avoid.
Softer may be better: While it’s recommended that a soft bristled brush is used in general, those with sensitive teeth may benefit from an extra soft toothbrush. Softer bristles will be gentler on the tooth enamel, and less likely to aggravate sensitive teeth.
Clean teeth are healthy teeth: Plaque produces an acid that can irritate teeth, especially if the teeth are already prone to sensitivity. Brushing at least twice per day will help prevent acidic plaque from forming.
Visit your favourite tooth team at Southeast Dental in Markham: Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are an important part of your best defense against pain from tooth sensitivity. We’ll work with you to ensure your mouth is at its healthiest – book your appointment online, or call us at 905-471-2002.