When Your Body Attacks Your Teeth: Combating Autoimmune Dental Problems

Caring For Sensitive Teeth: What You Should Do

If you have sensitive teeth, it can make eating or even drinking difficult. If they are very sensitive, even the wind can cause a problem for your teeth and give you that uncomfortable feeling that just makes you cringe. You can't go without eating or drinking, and you surely can't spend the rest of your life avoiding smiling on a windy day, so you have to do something about your sensitive teeth instead. Read on for a few tips to help treat sensitive teeth.

Change Your Toothpaste

Switch up your toothpaste and use a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. A sensitive teeth toothpaste can help improve your tooth enamel and strengthen the enamel so your teeth aren't as sensitive. If you have very sensitive teeth, use this type of product on your teeth to see if it helps to improve your sensitivity. Use warm water when brushing your teeth; this way the cold water doesn't make you feel uncomfortable while brushing, and you will be able to brush your teeth for the entire two minutes.

Change Your Toothbrush

You should also be brushing with a soft bristle toothbrush, rather than a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. If you are brushing too harshly, you may be damaging your tooth's enamel and need to brush softer. Using a softer bristle toothbrush can help prevent this. There are also toothbrushes that have a sensor that will indicate when you are brushing too hard. 

Change Your Diet

What you are eating and drinking daily may be what is causing your tooth sensitivity. If you drink a lot of coffee, for instance, it could be staining your teeth and leading to your sensitivity. Other things such as the acid in citrus can be leading to your sensitivity as well. If you are consuming foods with a lot of acid or a lot of sugar, it can be eating away at your enamel and can lead to sensitive teeth.

Go To The Dentist

If you have sensitive teeth, you may be avoiding going to the dentist, which is a big no-no. Going to the dentist can help improve your tooth sensitivity. Be sure to tell your dentist about your sensitivity and that you are having issues while eating and drinking. They may be more gentle with you, and having a fluoride treatment at your dentist appointment can help make your enamel stronger and protect your teeth better. 

If you have sensitive teeth, make a dental appointment and discuss this sensitivity with your dentist so you can have this issue treated properly.

For more information, contact a local dentist.