Tooth sensitivity is a condition in which one feels pain from cold, heat, acids, etc. When exposed to these stimuli, the enamel and dentin that cover your teeth can become more sensitive making it difficult for you to eat or drink many of the foods you used to love.

The dentist has several preventive measures for this problem.

These include:

Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes.

Brushing your teeth helps remove plaque and prevents tooth decay. Brushing your teeth after meals and snacks are also helpful for preventing cavities that cause sensitivity.

Replace your toothbrush often. The bristles should be changed every three months, at the very least. A worn-out brush may not remove as much plaque as a new one, and that can lead to cavities and harm your gums. Make sure you have a dentist-approved toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Dentists recommend toothpaste that has the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal for this reason. Fluoride in these types of toothpaste helps strengthen your enamel and makes it more resistant to the things that cause sensitivity.

 Floss daily to remove food particles.

Food particles that are stuck between your teeth can cause cavities and eventually, sensitivity. Getting rid of these particles will help you avoid this problem. You can even ask your dentist if floss picks would be better for you. Use them if they seem to give you a better clean than normal floss does.

If it’s easy, brush and floss right after eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages. The dentist says that the longer food stays stuck in between your teeth, the more time harmful acids have to eat away at your enamel and cause sensitivity.

 Rinse your mouth after eating or drinking acidic foods.

Sometimes brushing and flossing are not enough to clean away the harmful acids. After eating or drinking something acidic, the dentist recommends you rinse your mouth out with water several times over. This way, the acid won’t have as much chance of harming your teeth.

In order to prevent the dentist from doing the dentist, you should brush and floss daily. A dentist can advise you on how to care for your teeth, but a toothbrush and good-quality floss are enough to keep them healthy. Be sure that you have these two items at home so that cleaning your teeth is as easy as possible.

Get regular dental checkups

Even if you take good care of your teeth, dentist visits are necessary to prevent small problems from becoming larger ones. Dentists can spot cavities before they become painful problems, early-stage gum disease, obvious tooth decay, and other issues that harm your teeth. They can also check up on how well your dentist is doing. You should never go more than six months without seeing the dentist for a checkup.

The dentist’s office can be a scary place, but it doesn’t have to be. By understanding the dentist’s recommendations and acting on them, you can help keep your teeth healthy for life.

Use an over-the-counter desensitizing agent.

Some toothpaste, mouthwashes, and gels have desensitizing agents in them. These break down the calcium that is built up around your teeth’ nerves, reducing the pain you feel from cold or hot temperatures. Some dentists recommend using these to reduce pain from sensitive teeth.   Just make sure you use a dentist-approved product, as some over-the-counter desensitizers can actually make the problem worse.

If none of these measures work, your dentist may recommend additional treatments such as fluoride varnish or custom-made mouthguards to protect your teeth from damage and discomfort.

 Avoid sugary snacks.

Sugar breaks down into acids that can cause cavities. If you have a bad habit of snacking on sugary foods, the dentist recommends brushing your teeth after enjoying these snacks to reduce the chance of plaque building up and causing cavities later on.

Your dentist recommends that you follow these steps to prevent sensitive teeth. If you have any questions about how to take care of your teeth, the dentist recommends calling them. They can provide further guidance. Good oral hygiene will ensure that you are doing the dentist at least twice a year so they can check up on your teeth health.

Drink plenty of water.

Drink plenty of water daily to keep your body healthy. The dentist recommends that you drink about eight glasses a day. This will help flush out the harmful toxins in your body and reduce acidity levels which can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

Your dentist recommends that you try to drink a lot of water on a daily basis. This will help keep your body healthy and reduce the chances that you will get tooth decay from acidity levels in your mouth.  

Eat nutritious foods.

The dentist says it’s good to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, poultry, and fish. Your dentist recommends that you try to eat as much organic food as possible to ensure that you aren’t adding harmful toxins into your body with each bite of food.

The dentist says that good oral hygiene starts with a healthy diet. The dentist recommends that you eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, poultry, and fish. Your dentist also recommends that you eat organic foods as much as possible since these have less harmful toxins in them than traditional food.

 

Cut back on foods that are acidic.

Some drinks, foods, medications, and activities have high levels of acid. Avoid them if you can to protect your teeth from damage. The dentist recommends that you avoid citrus juices because they are acidic. However, other acidic foods include ketchup, vinegar, citrus fruits, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, energy drinks, some sodas, pickles, and soy sauce.

If you are at a restaurant or know that the food will take a while to prepare, the dentist recommends asking for an appropriate beverage before your meal is served. This will help reduce the acidity levels of the drink that you choose to have with your meal. You can also ask your dentist about how often you can brush if you are having a particularly acidic meal.

Good oral hygiene involves cutting back on foods that are acidic. Some examples of acidic drinks, foods, medications, and activities are citrus juices, ketchup, vinegar, citrus fruits, energy drinks, pickles, soy sauce, tomatoes sauce, some sodas, and apple cider vinegar. If you are at a restaurant or know that the food will take a while to prepare, the dentist recommends asking for an appropriate beverage before your meal is served. The dentist also recommends that you ask about how often you should brush if you are having a particularly acidic meal.

CONCLUSION

The dentist recommends following these steps to prevent tooth sensitivity. The dentist also recommends that you go to the dentist at least twice a year for oral hygiene checkups.

The dentist recommends that you follow these steps to protect your teeth from becoming sensitive. At Lancaster Dental, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental care for the entire family. We have been proudly serving our Kitchener community’s dental needs since 1978. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of procedures in the house — whether your dental needs entail cosmetic treatment, wisdom teeth removal, or a full mouth restorative, Lancaster Dental will treat you with the care you deserve.

DISCLAIMER: The advice offered is intended to be informational only and generic in nature. It is in no way offering a definitive diagnosis or specific treatment recommendations for your particular situation. Any advice offered is no substitute for proper evaluation and care by a qualified dentist.