Tips For Sensitive Teeth

Tips For Sensitive Teeth

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Sensitive teeth can make people struggle to enjoy hot or cold food and drinks. For some people this sensation can quickly disappear, for others it can be a chronic condition which hounds them for years. Whether it’s for a fleeting moment or much longer, there are ways you can tackle sensitive teeth.

Brushing Technique

We often find that sensitive teeth can be brought about by people brushing their teeth too forcefully, wearing away at the protective enamel on the teeth. We recommend that patients brush twice daily, but use gentle circular motions, with your toothbrush tilted so you don’t damage your teeth and gums.

Cavities & Decay

Teeth sensitivity can also be caused by cavities, which you won’t be able to see. Over time, cavities can worsen and cause an increased amount of discomfort. This is why it’s so important to see your dentist twice a year, in order to reduce the risk of nerves being exposed. Another benefit of visiting your dentist is that they can spot any potential issues at an earlier stage, reducing the risk of needing costly treatment further down the line.

Gum Recession

Gum recession can expose the root surface of the tooth, leading to sensitivity. This can be combated with a good brushing technique and proper oral hygiene care.

Sensitive Toothpaste

There are several toothpastes and mouthwashes readily available to treat sensitive teeth. This can be a quick fast acting solution if you’re looking for a fast fix to an infrequent issue. However, if sensitive teeth are a recurring issue, be sure to visit your dentist.

Do you suffer from sensitive teeth? 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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