What To Do About Sensitive Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is important. Even if you keep up with brushing and flossing every day, there’s no guarantee that they’ll stay healthy. One of the most common problems that can occur as you get older is an increased sensitivity in your teeth. At Panatella Dental, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will work with you to figure out the best solution for your sensitive teeth. Let our experts give you a few tips about how to manage your sensitive teeth.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Obviously, the best way to deal with tooth sensitivity is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The only way to do that, though, is to understand the root causes of the problem. There are a few different ways you can end up with sensitive teeth, but the bottom line is this: tooth sensitivity is caused by the decay of the enamel on your teeth. If you suspect you have sensitive teeth, give us a call and schedule a dental check-up in Calgary today.

How can you prevent it?
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent it. Here are 5 things you can do that will significantly reduce your risk for sensitive teeth:

1. Use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth
There are numerous brands of toothpaste on the market cater specifically to people with sensitive teeth. Although it only works for some people, it’s a great way to help reduce the effects of sensitive teeth. Bear in mind that you have to use it continuously for it to work properly.

2. Don’t brush too hard
Brushing too vigorously will cause your enamel to weaken prematurely. Develop a slower, gentler brushing technique. And if you don’t already use one, get yourself an electric toothbrush like the Sonicare DiamondClean (which we carry on site) that has a setting specifically tailored to sensitive teeth. This will prevent root exposure and help eliminate the possibility of sensitive teeth.

3. Eat fewer acidic foods
Most people believe that the only way to wear out your enamel is to eat sweets. Wrong. Acidic foods like oranges, pickles, soft drinks, etc. keep your enamel under constant stress. Eliminate these foods from your diet and educe your chances of having sensitive teeth.

4. Use fluoride toothpaste
Strengthen your enamel using fluoride-enriched toothpaste. Fluoride can help revitalize your enamel, which will in turn protect your teeth from over-sensitivity.

5.  Chew gum
Sugar-free gum will help produce more saliva, which will help harden your enamel.

If you’relooking for a family dentist or dental implants in Calgary, give us a call and make an appointment today. For more information regarding our services, visit us here.

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