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Simple Ways to Minimize Tooth Sensitivities

Posted on 5/26/2015 by Jonathan Woodyard

A woman experiencing pain from her sensitive tooth! Sensitive teeth can be an extremely uncomfortable condition for anyone and more often than not it leads to pain in the teeth that can be quite excruciating at times. Due to sensitive teeth, an individual might feel pain by eating anything sweet or cold; in fact, the pain can even be triggered by eating something too hot. The pain that is caused can heavily curtail the eating habits of anyone who suffers from this condition. However, there are ways in which tooth sensitivity can be curtailed considerably with the help of a few simple measures that can be adopted by anyone.

Try these tips to see if your sensitivities are minimized:

Take Good Care of Your Teeth

Now, at a surface level this might seem to be the most obvious way in which tooth sensitivities can be tackled but plenty of people who suffer from it do not know how to take good care of their teeth. As any dentist would recommend, it is necessary to prevent the onset of plaque by brushing twice or if possible three times daily. Additionally, if any individual does indeed suffer from the effects of plaque then he should use specially medicated toothpastes. However, these toothpastes must be prescribed by us in order for you to purchase them, but they can provide plenty of assistance in minimizing the pain. If you take care of your teeth well then it is highly unlikely that you would ever suffer from tooth sensitivity.

Wash Your Mouth with Baking Soda

This is one of the simplest ways in which you could take care of the enamel on your teeth and by extension help in guarding against the onset of tooth sensitivity. Simply mix a spoonful of baking soda in water and wash your mouth with the resultant mixture once a day in order to keep the enamel of your teeth in good working order. Usually people who do not have enough saliva in their mouth suffer from brittle teeth and damaged enamel which can be taken care of by regular usage of the baking powder mixture. It is a highly effective and simple measure that everyone should consider when it comes to tackling tooth sensitivity.

Use Soft Toothbrush for Brushing

A toothbrush with hard bristles can cause considerable damage to the enamel of the teeth and in turn would make them extremely sensitive which is why people are usually advised to use a toothbrush with soft bristles in order to avoid the possibility of developing tooth sensitivity. Damaged enamel is the root cause of tooth sensitivity which is why it is always better to use soft bristled toothbrush in order to make sure that the enamel does not get eroded on a daily basis.

Wash Your Teeth with Fluoride

Rinsing your teeth with fluoride is one of the most effective ways of controlling sensitivity and anyone who suffers from it should make it a point to wash his teeth with fluoride before or after brushing his teeth. As a matter of fact, if you wash your teeth fluoride just after eating something that causes irritation it can not only ease the pain but also help in controlling tooth sensitivity.

Sensitive teeth is a problem that troubles millions of people all across the world; however if they decide to adopt some of these simple measures it is quite possible for them to tackle the problem in the most effective way possible.

If you think you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity, please contact Woodyard Dental Care at (270) 408-1321 to schedule your appointment today.


Woodyard Dental Care, PSC

Dr. Jonathan Woodyard, DMD

3235 Olivet Church Road
Paducah, KY 42001



Phone: (270) 408-1321

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