Do It Yourself: Proper Care for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth happen when you felt a tingling sensation when you drink cold water or eat cold foods. You can have sensitive teeth when the gum enamels of your teeth erode or the gum lines recede. The lines and enamels of the gums are what acts are shields to the dentin. Without these, every time you take in hot or cold foods and drinks, you will feel your nerves erupt in pain.

Fortunately, there are simple ways that you can care for your sensitive teeth in order to relieve the pain. Of course, the best way would be to brush, rinse and floss your teeth regularly to clean your mouth completely. When brushing, only use soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently so that the gum tissue is not damaged.

Toothpastes for sensitive teeth are available now and you can do best if you will use them. With many brands available for sensitive teeth, you may need to try out several to find which works best for you. Another tip is to avoid foods and drinks that are highly acidic. It is best to use dental products that are fluoridated as they can decrease the sensitivity of your teeth. Whenever you eat starchy, sugary or acidic foods, be sure to brush your teeth to lessen the time that they linger on your teeth.

On that note, make you visit a certified dentist, to avoid any medical mishaps. Ask your dentist about the right products to use and how often you should use them. Ask about home remedies, too – but if home remedies don’t work, ask your dentists for any procedures that need to be done. The procedures that he might recommend to you may include bonding or white fillings (to cover the root surfaces that are exposed). They can also recommend using fluoride varnishes to the exposed roots. Lastly, dentin sealers can also be applied to the root surfaces.