Top Tips for Sensitive Teeth

Top Tips for Sensitive Teeth

Do you struggle to enjoy hot or cold food and drinks? This is a clear sign of sensitive teeth. For some people, this can disappear overnight. However, many struggle with this chronic condition. Whatever the case may be, there are a few top tips you can follow when it comes to sensitive teeth....

Cavities

Sensitive teeth may be caused by cavities in your teeth which you may not be able to see. If left to worsen, these cavities can increase into a noticeable discomfort when eating, drinking or chatting. To reduce the risk of cavities, we always recommend you visit your dentist twice a year for your annual check-ups, where they can monitor your mouth and spot any potential problems.

Gum Recession

If your gums have begun to recede, you may be at risk of exposing the root which can cause sensitivity. By following a good brushing technique and oral hygiene routine, you can safely manage this problem. Remember that it's better to take action now instead of let it worsen.

Brushing Technique

Speaking of brushing your teeth, you'd be surprised by just how many people don't actually brush their teeth properly. We recommend you always brush your teeth at least twice daily, using soft circular motions, with your toothbrush tilted at a 45 degree angle. It really is that simple to prevent sensitivity!

Sensitive Toothpaste

There are a number of mouthwashes and toothpastes available to help with sensitive teeth, just be sure to choose one that promises to protect the surface of the teeth. This will decrease any sensitivity and can often work in as little as two or three uses.

Causes

If you notice certain hot or cold drinks and foods trigger your sensitivity, try avoid them where possible or find alternatives. Instead of drinking water with ice, try sipping it at room temperature or through a straw instead.

Why not call in today for a quick check-up or contact us on 01 286 3787 or info@thefriendlydentist.ie to arrange your appointment!

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