Tooth Sensitivity? What You Can Do To Help

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When you bite into something cold, or drink something cold or hot, and you feel that feeling in your teeth that takes your breath away, that is tooth sensitivity. That sensitivity to hot and cold can make eating sometimes a bit of a pain and possibly even painful. The good news is that sensitivity can be treated and should be brought up to your dentist at your next appointment. There are things you can also do to help. Read on for some helpful tips for treating your tooth sensitivity and what you can do to prevent it as well.

Use Toothpaste Made For Sensitivity

There are toothpastes on the market that can help with tooth sensitivity. They are designed to help with sensitivity and can actually help rebuild and strengthen the enamel on your teeth. If you have tooth sensitivity, use a different toothpaste to help. The enamel on your teeth protects you against sensitivity and can prevent cavities and other issues with your teeth, but if your enamel is worn down, you may end up with these and other issues.

Drink Water

Water from the tap can have fluoride in it and drinking water can help replace and give your teeth the fluoride your teeth need to stay strong. Drink plenty of water to keep your teeth healthy and strong and to prevent sensitivity.

Stop Chewing Non-Food Items

Chewing on things such as pen caps, pencils, fingernails, or even grinding your teeth can cause tooth sensitivity. If you have this bad habit, you need to stop it immediately. These things are usually related to stress or anxiety and you should find other ways to deal with these things to prevent a breakdown of your tooth's enamel. 

Brush Twice Daily

Brushing your teeth twice daily can help treat your tooth sensitivity. Be sure you are brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice per day. Be sure you are using a soft-bristle toothbrush and you are changing the toothbrush every couple of months or when the bristles begin to wear down. Brush your teeth and gums, and be sure to brush the backside of the teeth, in addition to the top/bottom of molars as well. 

If you have tooth sensitivity, get to your dentist for a checkup and exam of your teeth to rule out any issues or concerns. Use the tips to help you prevent and treat your sensitivity


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