Oral health sums up an individual's overall health and well-being. But sometimes, teeth sensitivity can be one of the major problems that can go from slight discomfort to severe pain, in a blink of an eye. To be prepared for such situations, here we are with simple and easy ways to soothe your sensitive teeth.
Tooth pain can be excruciating, but don't let it rule your life.
By the help of Ajay Kakar, a Periodontist and Tarun Kumar Girotu, BDS, MDS - Conservative Dentist and Orthodontist, we've gathered some tips which may tackle teeth sensitivity and oral conditions. Read on to know more:
Switch your Paste
The best and the quickest way would be to switch to a specialised toothpaste formulated to take care of sensitive teeth.
Improve your brushing habits
If you're not using a soft toothbrush and if you're scrubbing your teeth vigorously, you might worsen the condition. Hard brushing can wear away the enamel, increasing the sensitivity in your teeth.
Avoid acidic food and drinks
Acidic food and drink might wear down the teeth enamel. Limit the consumption of these foods and drinks, and try to brush about 20 minutes after eating them.
Teeth whitening treatments or alcohol-based mouthwash can make things even worse, so steer clear of them.
Use Night Guard
People who have parafunctional habits such as teeth clenching or bruxism are advised to wear a night guard.
Moreover, some individuals suffer with gastric activity problems or gastric reflux which should be treated properly with the right antacids as acid re-flux leads to demineralization action resulting in dental enamel erosion. We hope these easy tips help you with the problem, if not, then you must visit your dentist.