Are your teeth sensitive to drinks, foods, and brushing? Do oral discomforts and painful teeth sensations interfere with your daily routine? If so, you should consider teeth sensitivity treatment options to get rid of the problem once and for all. The good news is that there are various treatment options for sensitive teeth. Below are the most common options available.
There are several over-the-counter kinds of toothpaste specifically manufactured for sensitive teeth. These types of toothpaste have active ingredients that go through the holes in your dentin and enamel that relieve tooth sensitivity symptoms. When you use such kinds of toothpaste, the nerves in your teeth will be less exposed to elements that enhance tooth sensitivity.
Make Use of Mouthguard at Night
Some people suffer from a condition known as bruxism. Signs of this condition can include grinding your teeth grinding at night. If dentists realize that you suffer from this condition, they will prescribe a custom mouthguard with molds of your teeth to use when you sleep. The mouth guard protects your teeth from nighttime grinding.
Use Soft Toothbrushes
One of the most straightforward tips to reduce or manage teeth sensitivity is changing your toothbrush. Toothbrushes with stiff bristles can unfortunately increase teeth sensitivity when used alongside abrasive toothpaste because they exert pressure in the holes on your teeth.
Hard toothbrushes are also known to worsen gum recession, and as a result, they expose sensitive nerves and dentin. Make use of soft toothbrushes to preserve gum integrity and the surface of your teeth.
Other ways to treat sensitive teeth are swishing liquified coconut oil and using salt water as a mouthwash. Avoiding problematic beverages and foods, using garlic to help maintain good oral hygiene, and having our dentist check your gums. For the best and effective tooth sensitivity treatment options, please make an appointment with our office.