Having sensitive teeth can be the worst. If you’re biting into a cold ice cream cone or taking a drink of water, that initial shock can be almost unbearable. Luckily there are a few helpful tips you can choose from to help ease and maybe even prevent the sensitivity from continuing.
Not to be mistaken, there is a difference between sensitivity and actual nerve damage. If it’s something that is keeping you up at night or lingering for longer than a couple seconds, you might want to call us and have that looked at. But if it is just slight sensitivity then here are a couple helpful tips…
- Using a sensitive toothpaste; Sensodyne is great for reducing sensitivity.
- Avoid acidic drinks like, coffee, tea, fruit juice and sodas.
- Avoid acidic foods like, oranges, tomatoes and berries.
- Start using a soft-bristle toothbrush.
- Don’t brush too hard. Sonicare toothbrush’s can help with detecting the right amount of pressure to apply to your teeth while brushing.
If you are all out of options and none of those seem to be helping, go ahead and give us a call. We can work with you to come up with the best solution for you!