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Festive Fall Treatments for sensitive teeth

By v2dentistry26513402, Oct 17 2017 11:40PM

The summer breeze may still be here…for now. But with the passing of every sun-filled day it’s only a countdown to the inevitable, Fall and then Winter. As it’s starting to get colder out, are your teeth becoming more sensitive? Don’t let this hold you back from enjoying the changing seasons. Fall into these four festive treatments to help you desensitize your teeth right before the chilly weather is completely here.

Four Festive treatments:

1) Toothpaste

Try desensitizing toothpaste, it contains compounds that help to block sensations from traveling to the nerves of your teeth. Check with a dentist to find out which desensitizing toothpaste is right for you.

2) Liquid or Gel Fluoride

When applied to the affected areas of your teeth, fluoride gel can help to lessen the sensitivity. If you don’t like gel, use liquid fluoride rinses, it can help to strengthen your teeth, making them less likely to become sensitive.

3) Floss

If you have healthy gums it can reduce tooth sensitivity. Floss with high pressure water to strengthen your gums.

4) Eat Healthy Food

Foods that are acidic or contain a lot of sugar can make your teeth more sensitive. Avoid eating foods that are acidic or have high concentrations of sugar, such as tomato sauce, soda, etc. Look for foods that are known to improve your oral health like cheese, fresh produce such as apples and carrots, and remember to drink lots of water.

If your teeth are still sensitive after trying these four treatments, be sure to check in with a dentist because there may be more damage than what was initially anticipated. The American Dental Association stated, “that your dentist may recommend other treatments, such as a filling, a crown, an inlay or bonding to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.”

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