If you are suffering from sensitive teeth or dentine hypersensitivity, the chances are you haven’t been caring for them properly, you have neglected them to an extent where they hurt when you eat or drink something cold or hot and cause you a lot of discomfort. However, there are means of tackling this unfortunate problem. Sensitive teeth can be easily treated with a change in your oral hygiene regimen. We will look at ways of taking care of sensitive teeth.
Sensitive teeth is a physical feeling when the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth are exposed to different elements, this feeling can range from a slight discomfort to a sharp-shooting pain. The causes for sensitive teeth can vary and they range from general pain to decaying teeth due to neglect. Sensitive teeth are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots.
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To take care of your sensitive teeth, keep these points in mind. To prevent sensitive teeth from recurring, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss daily. Use gentle strokes rather than harsh scrubbing and use toothpaste advised by your dentist. If you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a mouth guard. Tooth grinding can fracture teeth and cause sensitivity.
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There are some things you can do to prevent your teeth from further damage. Prevention methods include:
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