4 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

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One of the saddest things on earth is not being able to enjoy the food or drinks you love because of sensitive teeth. Imagine biting into that delicious ice-cream cake only, to cringe away in pain because of the cold and sweetness. It’s just awful.

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4 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

  1. 1. 4 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth One of the saddest things on earth is not being able to enjoy the food or drinks you love because of sensitive teeth. Imagine biting into that delicious ice-cream cake only, to cringe away in pain because of the cold and sweetness. It’s just awful. In case you don’t know, what causes sensitivity in the teeth is the degradation of the enamel on your teeth. The enamel is the hard outer surface of your teeth that protects the sensitive living tissue beneath. When the lower layers are exposed, you’ll feel extra sensitivity and pain as you eat and drink. In other instances, gums may recede (for multiple reasons) and expose parts of the roots of your teeth. Like dentin, the outer layer of your roots, called cementum, can also quickly erode and expose the sensitive bone beneath. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, try some of these simple remedies to relieve some of that pain. Special Toothpaste There are some special types of toothpaste designed for people with sensitive teeth. In many of these pastes, there is an ingredient called “potassium nitrate” that helps to block the sensitive tubules in your teeth (which cause the sensitivity). This is what most dentists will suggest first, and it is important to keep using the special toothpaste, even when your pain improves. Changing Brushing Habits Part of your problem could be the way you are brushing your teeth. Brushing too vigorously with a hard-bristled brush can actually wear away the enamel on your teeth and expose the sensitive enamel underneath. While it is important to brush thoroughly, it is also important to not brush roughly. If you already suffer from sensitive teeth, get a brush with softer bristles and brush a little more slowly. Eating and Drinking Surely, you are already aware that hot and cold foods and drinks as well as extra sugary delights and even the cold wind set your oral nerves on fire. Since the damage has already been done, here are a few things that can help ease the pain until you find a more permanent solution.
  2. 2. Straws One great way to minimize the discomfort some of your favorite drinks may cause is to use straws. This way, you can literally streamline those liquids so you can still taste them without bathing all your sensitive teeth with them. Straws also force you to drink your drinks at a more temperate temperature. This will also decrease discomfort. Avoid Acids If you aren’t too particular about what you drink, avoid drinking carbonated and/or acidic drinks. This pretty much covers all sodas and citrus juices. The same goes for food. If you can avoid acidic foods like citrus fruits and pickles, your teeth will be a lot happier. Help from Your Dentist Of course, before you decide to settle this tooth-sensitivity problem all by yourself, you should probably consult your dentist first. He/she can help you identify the main source and cause of your sensitivity and possibly come up with better remedies than avoiding the foods that make them hurt. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, visit your dentist in Lincoln today and take care of those uncomfortable teeth buzzes! Photo Credit: wikimedia.org,

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