Tooth sensitivity can occur because of many reasons, but it generally develops when your tooth enamel has been worn away or when your gums have receded from your teeth and have exposed the gums. Either way, tooth sensitivity can be extremely annoying and inconvenient.
If you currently suffer from tooth sensitivity, our Dearborn West Dental team is here to help you! If you do the following things at home, there is a high chance that you will finally experience the comfort you deserve:
Change your brand of toothpaste
There are different types of toothpaste in the world today that can make your tooth sensitivity worse, which is why we recommend changing your brand of paste if you use one of these products: whitening toothpaste or tartar-control toothpaste. The best paste to use for your sensitive teeth is desensitizing toothpaste. This product successfully blocks and protects the pathways in your teeth that lead to the nerves.
Take it easy on your teeth
Be as gentle on your teeth as possible. While you clean your smile, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to brush tenderly. The worst thing you can do for your chompers is use a hard-bristled toothbrush and apply heavy amounts of pressure to your brush as you scrub.
Avoid eating acidic foods
Whether you believe it or not, acidic foods and drinks can make your tooth sensitivity worse, which is why we recommend avoiding products like marinara sauce, tomatoes, oranges, soda, and lemons.
If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about tooth sensitivity, please feel free to call 313-562-5610 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Robert Farber, if these tips fail to help you. We will be happy to meet with you and find the best treatment for your smile!