8 Ideas for Treating Your Sensitive Teeth ...

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If you wince at the thought of eating ice cream, then you must be one of the people who wonders how on earth to treat sensitive teeth.

It can be a bit of a nightmare when chilled foods and hot drinks hurt your teeth!

Fortunately, there are ways of alleviating the problem of sensitive teeth.

So if you're prone to this problems, here are some tips on how to treat sensitive teeth …2

1. Get a Checkup

The first way to treat sensitive teeth should always be to get a checkup with your dentist.

Don't just assume that it will be enough to buy a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and leave it at that.

Your dentist needs to examine your teeth to see if there are any problems that should be treated.

2. Brushing Technique

You may also need to reexamine your brushing technique.

Are you using a brush that is too harsh, and applying too much pressure?

Try switching to a softer brush and reducing the amount of pressure you use.

If you find this difficult, you may benefit from using an electric toothbrush.

3. Toothpaste

Once your dentist has ruled out any problems with your teeth, you can try changing the type of toothpaste that you use.

There are several brands that are aimed at sensitive teeth.

Your dentist may recommend a particular brand, or you can try different ones to see what works for you.

4. Grinding

One problem that can cause your teeth to feel sensitive is if you are in the habit of grinding your teeth (usually in your sleep).2

This may happen if you are stressed, are prone to snoring, or have been drinking alcohol before going to bed.

One solution that may help is to get a gum shield or mouth guard fitted.

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