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How to Treat Sensitive Teeth

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
How to Treat Sensitive TeethEver experienced a sudden, sharp, but temporary pain in your teeth after having a sip of hot coffee or a bite ice cream?

It's a sign of tooth sensitivity which is a common dental issue faced by a lot of people. It often involves a lot of discomfort and pain, which is why it's extremely necessary for you to treat it at the earliest.

Fortunately, you can easily relieve tooth sensitivity. Here are a few ways that will help you treat sensitive teeth.

Change Your Toothbrush

Using a hard-bristled toothbrush is one of the most common causes of sensitive teeth. The only thing to do in this case is to change your toothbrush and replace it with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Choose any soft toothbrush and make sure to brush your teeth very gently. Often times, rough brushing habits can also cause sensitivity in the teeth.

Use A Desensitizing Toothpaste

Just like your toothbrush, it is also possible that your toothpaste is making your teeth highly sensitive. Switch to a desensitizing toothpaste that comprises of protective compounds, which help shield your teeth's nerve ending from possible irritants found in the food you eat.

One of the most active ingredients found in desensitizing kinds of toothpaste is called 'potassium nitrate' that prevents pain signals from traveling to your brain from nerves in your teeth.

Rinse with Honey and Warm Water

Honey is a common but highly effective antibacterial agent that is popularly used for wound management. It helps reduce swelling, pain and inflammation. Mix some honey in warm water and rinse your mouth with warm water to reduce sensitivity in the teeth as well as to promote oral healing.

Visit Your Dentist

If the above remedies don't work, it is best to visit your dentist and tell them about the sensitivity issue. They will probably prescribe you a mouthwash or gel to treat sensitive teeth.

At Palo Alto Oral Health, our doctors and Dr. Sharma will give you tips on how to take of your sensitive teeth. Book an appointment and get your tooth sensitivity issues sorted out.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .

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