If you’ve ever experienced tooth sensitivity, you’re not alone. Recent studies indicate this problem is much more common than previously believed. Last month, we featured an article on the causes of sensitive teeth. Following up on our post from last month, What Causes Teeth Sensitivity, this month we’ll focus on how to relieve tooth sensitivity.
Perhaps the biggest cause of sensitive teeth, applying too much pressure while brushing and using abrasive toothpaste or a hard bristled toothbrush can wear away dental enamel over time. It’s a common misconception that vigorous brushing will make your teeth cleaner. In addition to wearing away tooth enamel and causing tooth pain and sensitivity, brushing too hard can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, exposing the nerve and setting you up for bigger dental problems in the future.
Brushing gently using a soft bristled toothbrush and abrasive-free dental gel like LIVFRESHTM helps protect the teeth and gums from further damage. Using quality dental gel not only helps protect the teeth, it also helps remove plaque and bacteria that has traveled into tiny cracks and crevices in the teeth and below the gum line.
Clean Teeth Thoroughly
Plaque buildup can lead to tooth sensitivity and serious dental problems. Traditional toothpaste does not thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth. This is why it’s so important to use a quality dental gel to clean your teeth at least two times a day.
Limit Acidic Foods and Beverages
Highly acidic foods and beverages can wear away tooth enamel, making you more susceptible to tooth pain and sensitivity. Acidic foods can even cause the gums to recede, exposing the layer of tooth over the root. However, avoiding acidic foods isn’t always possible. You can minimize the impact these foods have on your teeth by adding them to a meal. This can lower the pH levels in your mouth, reducing the amount of damage acidic foods cause.
Keep in mind that the acids in foods and beverages weaken the tooth enamel immediately after eating. Make sure to wait at least 30 minutes after consuming acidic foods to brush using a quality dental gel.
Use Mouth Guards
Tooth grinding can cause major problems for your teeth. Unfortunately, many people grind their teeth at night when they don’t realize they’re doing it. Using a mouth guard when you sleep can help protect your teeth from damage.
Visit Your Dentist
Tooth pain and sensitivity is sometimes caused by cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. Before attempting to treat tooth sensitivity at home, you’ll want to schedule a dentist appointment to make sure you address any underlying dental issues that may be causing the pain.
For people living with tooth sensitivity, simple activities like eating and speaking can cause a significant amount of discomfort. Although sensitive teeth are sometimes the result of an underlying dental condition, usually they’re caused by improper brushing. Using a quality dental gel like LIVFRESHTM ensures clean teeth and fresh breath, without causing damage to tooth enamel. This revolutionary dental gel removes plaque 250% better than traditional toothpaste.
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