Mouth pain can affect every part of your daily life, from eating and drinking to even the quality of sleep you might be getting. When you have sensitive teeth there are several things you can do to properly care for them and help.
Schedule Dental Checkups
Make sure that you are getting regular dental checkups. Seeing your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings will help to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Oral Health Center can help you determine if the sensitivity is being caused by cavities or other dental problems that need to be taken care of.
We can provide dental sealants for children to help prevent cavities that lead to pain and sensitivity. The other thing we will do is examine your lifestyle to find out why you are dealing with sensitive teeth. Excess stress, poor eating habits, and improper oral health habits all lead to sensitive teeth concerns.
Avoid Teeth Grinding
Avoid things that can damage your teeth and cause sensitivity. Teeth grinding, chewing on items and improper care of your teeth can cause damage. Damaged teeth are more sensitive than healthy teeth. We can create mouth guards for you to wear at night if you end up grinding your teeth regularly when you sleep.
Regular Brushing and Flossing
Brush and floss you teeth regularly. The most common line you might hear in taking care of your teeth is the importance of brushing and flossing. This is true of sensitivity as well. Keeping your teeth and gums clean and cared for will help to ensure their health and reduce their sensitivity. If you find that brushing and flossing is causing pain or more sensitivity you may need to change how you brush or learn a new brushing technique. In addition, you may need to change the stiffness or flexibility of the toothbrush you are using as well. In fact, some floss may be easier to use and cause less sensitivity as well.
When sensitivity is a concern there are several products you can try that might help as well. Special toothpastes and mouthwashes are designed to help with tooth sensitivity over time. In addition additional fluoride can help with sensitivity as well.
Avoid foods that are more acidic. Foods with higher acid content can contribute to sensitivities. Also, foods higher in sugar content have been noted to cause more sensitivity as well. As you work to reduce the sensitivity of your teeth you can avoid foods and drinks that might set it off.
The better routine care you take of your teeth the more you will be able to reduce pain and sensitivity caused by dental issues. Using specialized toothpastes, having routine cleanings, and learning the proper brushing techniques will also help to ensure your teeth are as healthy and sensitivity resistant as possible. For other great tips on caring for your teeth, schedule an appointment with Oral Health Center today!