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How Do I Prevent Tooth Sensitivity?

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Summit Dental Group
How Do I Prevent Tooth Sensitivity?Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel protecting your tooth and root erodes. Tooth sensitivity is also a sign of gum disease and tooth decay. It is important for a person to talk to a dentist about tooth sensitivity. If you're experiencing pain or sensitivity due to certain foods or temperatures, the first thing you should do is talk to your dentist. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. It can also be triggered by hot and cold foods and drinks. Sometimes just breathing in cold air can be painful for your sensitive teeth. Switching to a desensitizing toothpaste can help reduce tooth sensitivity. But if your sensitivity continues, you may need to make a few changes to your daily routine.

Which techniques do I use when experiencing tooth sensitivity?

In the case of tooth sensitivity, use a softer toothbrush, and don't brush your teeth so hard. Making these simple changes to your brushing routine can make a big difference in controlling your tooth sensitivity. Acidic foods put your enamel under attack. Enamel loss is irreversible and greatly contributes to the sensitivity of your teeth. To prevent this loss, limit your exposure to sugary drinks and foods. At the very least, wait at least 20 minutes after eating acidic foods to brush your teeth. Doing so sooner can actually cause more damage to your enamel.

Why Wear A Mouth Guard?

Grinding your teeth during the night can contribute to tooth sensitivity. A mouth guard is recommended during sleep. If you're unsure about wearing a mouth guard quite yet, try switching up your sleeping position.

Visit our clinic today to talk to our trained dentists about wearing mouthguards to help combat the grinding of teeth during sleep. Schedule an appointment with us today for quality and safe mouthguards.
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