How to Prevent Teeth Sensitivity

How to Prevent Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Jun 21 2019, 11:39 PM

How to Prevent Teeth Sensitivity

Teeth sensitivity most often occurs due to receding gums or the thinning of the enamel protecting the teeth. Brushing too vigorously can push the gums back and expose the roots of the teeth, while acidic foods and drinks can weaken the enamel. 

At Arden Dental Care in Sacramento, California, we provide various treatments to efficiently address teeth sensitivity.

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

There are several toothpaste options available for sensitive teeth. Some of these can also whiten teeth. Sensitive teeth toothpaste coats your enamel and decreases the sensitivity of your nerves. The best options contain fluoride, potassium nitrate, or strontium chloride. Professional toothpaste can provide additional relief and protection from hypersensitivity.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride strengthens the enamel and helps it resist acids, thus preventing tooth decay. Fluoride intake is essential for children as their permanent teeth are developing, but also for adults to prevent cavities. 

Fluoride found in toothpaste or mouth rinses can prevent teeth sensitivity. Professional fluoride treatments contain a higher concentration of this mineral and help provide additional protection.

Treatments for Receding Gums

Receding gums cause tooth sensitivity. We offer several treatment options if your gums are receding due to vigorous brushing or gum disease. We may also recommend deep cleaning or other procedures to treat gum recession and protect your tooth roots and prevent tooth loss.

Avoid Forceful Brushing

You should brush your teeth two times each day, once in the morning and once before going to bed. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and be gentle with your teeth and gums. Brushing too vigorously can cause gum recession and lead to teeth sensitivity. 

Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Make smart choices about your diet to prevent cavity formation and enamel breakdown that may lead to teeth sensitivity. Avoid consuming sugary foods like candy and drinking carbonated drinks. Instead, eat phosphorus-rich foods, such as fatty fish and tofu, and low-acid fruits like bananas and apples.

Get Regular Dental Exams & Cleanings

Visiting your dentist once every six months for checkups and cleanings to prevent issues that may cause sensitivity. You may need to visit more often if you are more prone to getting cavities or if you have gum disease. 

At Arden Dental Care, we provide various solutions for sensitive teeth. To learn more and schedule an appointment, visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825, or call (916) 481-2001.

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