Tooth sensitivity can be extremely annoying and inconvenient. It generally occurs when the tooth’s enamel is worn away or when the gums recede, exposing the tooth roots. If you have trouble with tooth sensitivity, our Heritage Dental team has some helpful tips for you! While you are at home, we recommend doing the following things:
Change your brand of toothpaste
Some toothpastes, like whitening and tartar-control toothpaste, increase tooth sensitivity, so it’s best to stay away from these oral hygiene tools. There is a type of toothpaste that can help you with your discomfort, and that paste is called desensitizing toothpaste. It’s best to use this paste because it tends to block and protect the pathways that lead to the nerves of your teeth.
Take it easy on your teeth
Please do not use a hard-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth. This tool tends to wear the enamel and irritate your gums, which can lead to more sensitivity. It’s also best to avoid brushing your smile too vigorously, no matter which type of toothbrush you use. Be soft and gentle as you clean your chompers, especially as you get closer to your gums.
Avoid eating acidic foods
Acidic foods and drinks tend to aggravate sensitive teeth, so make sure you avoid or limit your consumption of acidic products, like marinara sauce, tomatoes, oranges, lemons, or soda.
If these tips don’t seem to improve your situation, please feel free to call 717-755-2817 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Charles Anonye. Our team will be happy to examine your smile and find the best cure for your tooth sensitivity in York, Pennsylvania. We look forward to helping you!