Tooth sensitivity repairs: dental care tips that will help reduce tooth pain.
If you have sensitive teeth, you can use these dental care techniques to reduce the sensitivity.
Millions of Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity issues, usually in response to hot or cold, or to sour or sweet foods. To prevent this from happening or to reduce the sharp painful sensation associated with tooth sensitivity:
- Brush regularly with a soft bristled toothbrush, brushing gently along the gum line
- Floss regularly
- Use toothpaste specially formulated for people with sensitive teeth; you may need to experiment with more than one brand to find the right one for you
- Apply a small amount of this toothpaste on tooth roots before bedtime
- Avoid eating highly acidic foods and drinks
- Ask your dental health care professionals for products they can prescribe to help you decrease your tooth sensitivity.
Itâ€™s especially important for people with sensitive teeth to visit their dental care team every three to six months.
Keeping your teeth clean and as plaque free as possible helps reduce sensitivity â€“ and regular visits to your dental health care team are an important component of cleanliness. Regular fluoride treatments are also key. Plus, if none of the self help recommendations work for you, your dentist can try more advanced treatments, such as:
- a special prescription fluoride gel
- fillings that correct decay that may be causing the sensitivity
- dental crowns that address flaws in the teeth that are causing sensitivity
- a surgical gum graft that covers tooth roots, which can reduce sensitivity