Have you ever bitten into something cold like an apple, and a tingling or weird sensation goes through your teeth? Teeth sensitivity is uncomfortable, and almost everyone is a victim of it. Hot, cold, sweet, sour or highly acidic: certain drinks and food can make our teeth more vulnerable.
A study conducted by Sensodyne (makers of toothpaste for sensitive teeth) revealed that 90 percent of sensitive teeth sufferers are unable to correctly identify how the pain is caused, and only 33 percent do something about their sensitive teeth when they feel pain.
There are products out there such as toothpastes and mouthwashes that help with sensitivity, but if people take the steps to manage their tooth sensitivity daily, then there is no reason why they can’t enjoy the food and drinks they love. A better understanding of what causes these painful twinges, along with the correct daily care, will allow people to manage their condition effectively and successfully.
Here are three tips on how to help avoid tooth sensitivity:
1. Temperature: Experiencing shooting pains when eating hot and cold food can be a sign that something isn’t right, so make sure you visit your dentist.
2. Brushing: Brushing too vigorously can be a reason why your teeth are becoming sensitive. Buy a toothbrush with softer bristles, and practice good oral hygiene, including flossing and don’t brush too hard.
3. The right toothpaste: Using the right toothpaste can make a world of difference. With twice daily brushing, for example, Sensodyne Repair & Protect toothpaste provides clinically proven, daily protection against the pain of tooth sensitivity, while fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel.
To learn more information on how to avoid tooth sensitivity, call Dedicated Dental at (702) 566-5509 to request an appointment.