How to Take Care of Sensitive Teeth

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Having sensitive teeth can be extremely frustrating and thus you want to know ways to make them less sensitive to all the food items that are currently hurting your teeth, like cold or sweet things. So, let’s get you some ways to take care of your sensitive teeth, on top of regularly visiting the dentist of course.

Desensitizing toothpaste
Daily dental care is important in general but it can work even better when you use special desensitizing toothpaste. This kind of toothpaste is obviously made especially for people with sensitive teeth and they contain compounds that are made for desensitizing your teeth and thus making them less sensitive. Certain compounds block the transmission of signals from the tooth surface to the nerve and will thus reduce pain.

A crown or bonding
For this solution you will need to visit an Austin dentist and it will only work when a decay in your tooth is causing the sensitivity. In other words, only a part of your teeth is sensitive. When this is the case I would recommend you see a Dr. Dan Matthews for an exam as he can help you figure out what the best solution is for you.

Brush less hard
When you’re brushing your teeth full-force it can make your sensitive teeth hurt even more. It’s better to brush for a longer period of time but do it gently, on top of this you want to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles so you don’t hurt your teeth. If your teeth are always hurting right after you finish brushing your teeth you can be certain that you’re brushing them too hard.

Don’t whiten your teeth
As you might be able to predict, using bleach on your teeth is not very good for it and it can make them a lot more sensitive. If you are constantly whitening your teeth this might be what is causing them to be more sensitive, so quitting with bleaching your teeth might just solve the entire problem. It’s worth giving a shot and you can always start with whitening your teeth with a professional product from Dr. Matthews Austin office again once the sensitivity fades.

These are just a couple of the many solutions that can help make your teeth less sensitive but if this is an on holding problem it might be smart to book an appointment with a Dr. Matthews so you can get to the bottom of the problem and solve it together.

Dan Matthews DDS
Dan Matthews Dan Matthews DDS The Park at Eanes Creek,
4407 Bee Cave Road
Building 2, Suite 221
Austin, Texas, 78746
(512) 452-2273
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