Having sensitive teeth can cause serious pain, discomfort, and, unfortunately, damage to your teeth. Many people experience sensitivity when eating or drinking something hot or cold as well as when they try teeth whitening products. To reduce the sensitivity and pain in your teeth, try the following methods in conjunction with a consistent oral hygiene routine and start feeling better today!
Find the Right Toothbrush & Toothpaste
The hygiene products you use have a direct result on both your oral hygiene and how your teeth feel. If you have been using the same brush and toothpaste for a while and have not seen any improvement in your sensitivity issues, talk to your dentist about different products you should try to start resolving these issues immediately.
Strengthen Your Enamel
If you have sensitive teeth, you may have enamel problems. Try to strengthen your enamel by scheduling fluoride treatments with your dentist and switching to fluoride-rich toothpaste.
If your dental routine has been inconsistent or lacking the basic necessities, you have likely suffered with poor enamel as a result. Get back into healthy routines to strengthen your enamel; brush and floss twice a day after meals, rinsing often, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and visiting your dentist for a cleaning and examination every six months.
Schedule Bi-Yearly Dentist Appointments
On top of being consistent with your dental hygiene routines at home, the best way to strengthen your enamel and prevent serious problems is to visit your dentist twice a year. Because your dentist knows your mouth well, he or she can help you prevent sensitivity issues and/or find solutions if you already have sensitivity. A full examination will expose any problem areas you have and help you address them before they become more serious.
All Star Dental with offices in Aurora, Blue Island, Chicago (Austin), Chicago (United Center), and Joliet, IL provide a range of services to help our patients with sensitivity issues as well as preventative care. Contact our office nearest you today to schedule an appointment!