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How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Evan
How to Avoid Teeth SensitivityYou can perform several things at home to alleviate or reduce dental sensitivity. Here are some recommendations for preventing and minimizing sensitivity.

Employ Correct Brushing Techniques

Tooth brushing is the initial step in preventing numerous tooth problems. Too much pressure, using the incorrect toothbrush, or brushing immediately after consuming acidic meals can erode enamel, the protective layer on teeth. Your teeth will be more sensitive if you have a thin layer of enamel.

Use A Toothpaste That Reduces Sensitivity

There is a variety of toothpaste designed for individuals with sensitive teeth. Most of them contain an active substance, such as strontium chloride or potassium nitrate, that blocks pain signals sent to the nerves in your teeth. Remember that it may take up to a month of consistent use to feel the effects of these products, so do not give up if you do not see results immediately.

Use a Nighttime Mouth Guard

Teeth grinding while you sleep or are anxious might cause tooth sensitivity. Teeth grinding destroys enamel and weakens the body's natural defenses against sensitivity. Try wearing a mouth guard or adjusting your sleeping position at night, and if you discover yourself clenching or grinding your teeth during the day, stop immediately.

Treat Periodontal Problems

Exposure to the tooth's root by receding gums can lead to discomfort and sensitivity. A restorative surgery that treats gum disease can have a substantial impact on tooth sensitivity.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride can be administered to the surface of your teeth as a varnish or as a gel or foam within plastic mouth trays that you wear for 3 to 5 minutes. These treatments can aid in strengthening enamel, hence reducing tooth sensitivity. Inquire about a fluoride treatment during your next dental cleaning, or call us immediately to book an appointment.
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