Tooth sensitivity can make the best day turn unpleasant. It’s a pain in the well, a pain in the tooth. When your tooth or teeth are throbbing or sensitive to hot and cold objects, it takes the joy out of eating. One of life’s greatest pleasures is eating delicious foods. So, how do you find relief if tooth sensitivity affects you? We’re here to answer those questions in this content. Here are some dental health tips that may help you.
Use the Appropriate Toothpaste if You Have Tooth Sensitivity
Toothpaste, like Sensodyne, designed for sensitive teeth, can make a difference because it typically contains an ingredient that fills tiny holes in your enamel and dentin. As a result, these filled gaps will reduce the amount of exposure your teeth’ delicate nerves will receive.
Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush
If you have a medium toothbrush, you may consider switching it out for a gentler toothbrush. Stiff bristles may worsen your condition. Harder toothbrushes coupled with abrasive toothpaste will result in more microscopic holes resulting in more tooth sensitivity. You also don’t want to experience gum recession.
Consider Using a Mouthguard
One cause behind sensitive teeth besides cavities is bruxism or grinding your teeth at night. If this problem applies to you, one of our dental professionals can ensure that you have a custom-made mouthguard. Mouthguards protect against the pressure that could cause tooth damage and prevent people from grinding their teeth at night.
Come in for a Dental Exam
At a dental exam, we can check on the health of your gums. Diseased gums could be a cause of a patient’s teeth being so sensitive. Receding gums are an issue because gum tissue can break and move away from the tooth surface. There may also be parts of the teeth below the gum line with no enamel that may become exposed. As a result, the nerves don’t have any protection and can cause much discomfort. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment with us to aid in gum disease prevention.
Rinse Your Mouth with Saltwater and Beware of Acidic Foods
Saltwater balances your mouth’s pH levels. The alkaline level that this rinse creates helps reduce bacterial growth while reducing plaque. Also, in general, you always want to monitor your acidic food and beverage intake. However, if you have sensitive teeth, you want to be even more mindful.
Are you overdue for a dental exam? Give Catonsville Dental Care a call today to schedule an appointment!
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, or have a wisdom tooth extracted, Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.