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What Can For My Sensitive Teeth?

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Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that develops over time due to various factors such as receding gums (root exposure), vigorous brushing, and teeth grinding. A diet high in acidity can also lead to sensitivity as the enamel is worn away and the underlying softer parts of the teeth become exposed. Some steps to help alleviate sensitivity are: 

  1. Practice good oral hygiene to prevent gum disease which can break down the tissues surrounding the teeth resulting in receding gums which is an irreversible condition.

  2. Use a gentle brushing pressure with a soft or extra-soft toothbrush.

  3. Use sensitivity toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Pro-Namel and avoid whitening/tartar control toothpastes which can be quite abrasive and cause more sensitivity.

  4. If you grind your teeth ask your dentist about a night-time appliance to protect your teeth from wear.

 

 
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