Are Your Teeth Too Sensitive?
Do you find yourself tensing from discomfort in your teeth after eating ice cream? You may also notice this reaction if you drink something hot, such as coffee, and then immediately eat something cold, such as cereal with milk. When this occurs, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when sensitivity is recurring, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. In the meantime, we want to share some tips to help lessen the effects of tooth sensitivity issues. Read on to learn more.
Tips to Help With Tooth Sensitivity
If you are regularly experiencing issues with tooth sensitivity, we suggest scheduling an appointment with the office so we can rule out any problems with your oral health. While waiting for your appointment, here are some helpful tips that can lessen the effects of tooth sensitivity:
Use Toothpaste Made Specifically for Sensitive Teeth
There are certain toothpaste brands that are specifically for sensitive teeth. They are not as abrasive as other toothpaste brands and can temporarily restore problem areas in the enamel. Contact us for a recommendation.
Change Your Brushing Technique
Be sure that you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush. We also recommend brushing gently with circular motions and avoiding vigorous and rough brushing. Intense brushing can lead to damage to the enamel.
Avoid Acidic Foods and Beverages
You may be surprised to learn that certain foods and beverages can cause damage to the enamel of the teeth, especially when they are regularly consumed. This includes foods and beverages that are highly acidic, such as pickles, fruit, coffee, seltzer, tomato sauce, and soft drinks. You also want to limit foods and drinks at extreme temperatures, as they can affect your sensitive teeth.
If you regularly experience issues with tooth sensitivity, it is time to schedule a visit to be sure there is nothing serious occurring in your mouth. Be sure to contact our office, which is located in Burton, MI to schedule an appointment. We want to help find a solution to your dental problem so you can live discomfort free. We look forward to seeing you soon!