How to Deal With Sensitive Teeth

sensitive teethDo you live in Philadelphia and think drinking any type of cold beverage is impossible with ice? Do you also feel pain when you drink hot tea? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you likely have sensitive teeth.

Don’t worry, sensitive teeth is a fairly common problem. A lot of people struggle with this problem, even if it’s silently. We have many clients over the years who have come to us with sensitive teeth.

According to Everyday Health, acidic foods, brushing too hard, overusing mouthwash, cracked teeth, tooth grinding, excessive plaque, different types of dental procedures, and gum disease are all the biggest causes of tooth sensitivity. In other words, it’s extremely easy to have sensitive teeth in today’s world.

Fortunately, there are some ways to cope with the discomfort you experience with sensitive teeth. Routine oral hygiene habits, when practiced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, can help fight those constant irritating pains.

Colgate has a few different strategies to offer. The first is to change your toothbrush and toothpaste. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush or tooth-whitening toothpaste can make your teeth particularly sensitive, especially when used as a combination every single day.

The second speaks to dietary changes. Avoid consuming acidic foods regularly if you already do. Skip out on things like carbonated drinks, sugary sweets, and citrus.

Next, try a mouth guard. This helps if you know you grind your teeth at night. However, if you’re unsure, experiment. Once you employ a mouth guard into your evening routine before bed, and start feeling less pain associated with hot and cold foods and drinks, you might be unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep.

Help reverse the damage that has already be done to your sensitive teeth with our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dentistry office. Give us a call to schedule a consultation on how to better cope with sensitive teeth. Let’s work together!