Sensitive teeth are not only painful, but they can also begin to interfere with your daily life. Cold or hot foods and drinks, sugary sweets, even a cold wind against your teeth can make your pearly whites start to throb.
In most cases, teeth become sensitive because their protective outer layers have worn away.
Here are a few ways to find relief and reduce your tooth sensitivity.
- Use toothpaste designed to help with sensitive teeth.
- Drinking hot or cold drinks through a straw; this keeps common causes of the pain off your teeth.
- Use a soft-bristle toothbrush, and brush gently but thoroughly.
- If you grind your teeth, you could be wearing away enamel and giving yourself a sensitivity problem. Try a mouth guard at night, and make an effort to relax your jaw.
- If you love to drink soda and citrus juices, cutting back will be your best option. But drinking these drinks through a straw will lessen the contact of enamel-wearing acids with your teeth.
Only a dentist can properly diagnose problems with teeth. If you are concerned about your oral hygiene, contact Alaska Premier Dental today.