Treat Sensitive Teeth By Avoiding Certain Foods And Dental Hygiene Products

March 17, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog, Dental Tips

Tooth sensitivity is a common ailment and can by symptomatic of many different causes. To help avoid the pain and aggravation of dealing with sensitive teeth, try these three tips!

1.       Whiten Sparingly

Whitening teeth using peroxide-based gels can cause serious harm and additional pain to those with sensitive teeth. Talk to your dentist about proper whitening options and avoid harmful chemicals that may irritate your sensitivity.

2.       Choose Mouthwash Wisely

Acid can be very harmful for teeth, especially teeth that are already prone to sensitivity. Even if you don’t have sensitivity issues, using an unsuitable mouthwash can create a problem. Find out which mouthwash your dentist recommends and then minimize use to only once per day.

3.       Avoid Acidic Foods

Acidic foods are terrible on sensitive pearly whites. Try to avoid acid rich foods if you find that they aggravate your sensitivity; If complete avoidance isn’t possible, at least try to rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth soon after consumption to minimize the surge of reaction.

For more information on dealing with dental sensitivity, call the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at 212-288-4455.

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