That hard surface of your teeth, or tooth enamel, protects its pulp, helping you to feel no pain when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. When enamel wears away, the sensitive nerve endings are exposed, causing you pain.
If you have sensitive teeth, it is possible that your tooth enamel has worn away.
Prevent or slow down this process by following these tips:
Don’t brush too harshly. When you brush your teeth, try to remove only the food debris remaining after you drink water or rinse your mouth. Do not brush so hard that you take off more than just the food debris. It is important that you brush softly but surely, especially along the gum line. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, as they are gentle on your teeth and gums.
Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Fluoride is the most common ingredient present in toothpaste specially made for sensitive teeth. It helps your teeth become resistant to acid and rebuilds your weakened tooth enamel.
Avoid the consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Acid can cause premature erosion of tooth enamel and lead to plaque. To avoid this, eat a diet high in calcium and fibre, like cheese, milk, fruits, and vegetables,
Stop bleaching. Another cause of sensitive teeth is teeth whitening. The bleach produced by teeth whitening agents is a corrosive substance, speeding up the erosion of your tooth enamel.
Consider getting fillings and sealants. For worst cases, your Deer Park dentist might recommend you have your teeth filled or sealed. This way, your tooth roots, which are exposed, are covered and protected.
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