If you have sensitive gums and teeth, you know that eating, drinking and sometimes even talking can be an excruciating experience. Sensitivity can stem from many things, such as brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, plaque build-up, gum disease, tooth decay, or root exposure. Many acidic foods and tooth whitening products can also cause this condition.
Ways to Prevent Mouth Sensitivity
The first step in preventing sensitivity is maintaining excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist for regular cleanings. There are also additional things you can do to help prevent a sensitive situation.
Follow these tips to help prevent mouth sensitivity:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Use fluoride mouth rinses
- Avoid whitening products
- Stay away from acidic food and drinks
- Wear a mouth guard while sleeping to prevent grinding
Certain Toothpastes Can Help
Luckily, with all the desensitizing toothpastes available on store shelves, mouth sensitivity does not have to be a permanent “pain in the mouth.” Brushing your teeth with desensitizing toothpastes is one effective way to treat mouth sensitivity. These toothpastes can be found in most supermarkets and typically contain ingredients such as potassium nitrate, fluoride, calcium phosphate, and strontium chloride, which can help bring great relief to your mouth:
- Crest Pro-Health and Sensi-Relief
- Aquafresh Sensitive
- Arm and Hammer Sensitive
To avoid food and temperature related mouth sensitivities, stay on top of your oral health with regular dental visits. With the EDP Dental Plan you’ll save up to 70% on regular cleanings and routine check-ups. Enroll today!