Five Dental Care Tips To Control Teeth Sensitivity
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Does a big scoop of ice cream or cold water feel like a lightning bolt in your mouth?

Clearly, your teeth are sensitive if the intake of cold and hot things makes you flinch. The painful sensation can be very discomforting and annoying. It can affect your diet and quality of sleep. Enduring teeth sensitivity can aggravate painful sensations and it is important to control it.

While it is the result of your teeth enamel being worn down, some dental care measures can minimize sensitivity and you can resume eating chilled foods without wincing. Since many things can trigger sensitivity, following dental care tips will help you control it:

Brush & Floss Regularly

Regular brushing and flossing keeps the teeth clean and reduces their sensitivity. However, you need to change your style and technique if the way you brush and floss causes more sensitivity and pain. Scrub teeth gently and avoid harsh technique. In addition, replace the hard bristled toothbrush with a soft one to minimize the pain as well as sensitivity.

Besides, you should use toothpastes and mouthwashes that are specifically designed for sensitive teeth. Try using a toothpaste that contains fluoride because it is effective against sensitivity.

Avoid Grinding Your Teeth

Teeth grinding can damage your teeth and make them sensitive. Teeth grinding wears down protective enamel of your teeth and causes sensitivity.

Besides, excessive teeth grinding causes jaw pain and headaches.

While you can avoid grinding teeth, wearing mouth guards regularly while sleeping will help you stop grinding them and prevent any damage.

Prevent Teeth Decay & Treat Gum Infections

You need to prevent teeth decay to control teeth sensitivity. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is vital to prevent decay. All you need to do is to cut out bad foods from your diet and rinse your mouth twice a day daily.

Additionally, you should take care of your gums too as inadequate cleaning allows bacteria buildup around gums and causes pain and infections. Periodontal diseases, in turn, increase teeth sensitivity and affect oral health.

Hence, treating gum disease is essential to prevent teeth sensitivity.

Eat Healthy Foods

Avoid sugary and acidic foods because both can make your teeth sensitive. In doing so, limit the intake of sticky and starchy foods and avoid fizzy drinks and juices.

See Your Dentist

Regular dental checkups are important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. So, schedule dental checkups frequently to make sure that there aren’t any signs of dental problems and infections. In addition, seeing and consulting a dentist will help you reduce pain and discomfort and control teeth sensitivity.

Poor eating habits, irregular brushing and flossing, eating bad foods, excessive teeth grinding and not seeing your dentist are the common causes of teeth sensitivity. So, you must visit a dentist in Plainfield IL if your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold foods.


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