Did you know that you can treat sensitive teeth at home, and with items you already have on hand most likely? We came across this great article outlining 10 home remedies for treating sensitive teeth.
Regular kitchen ingredients such as cinnamon, salt and baking soda feature prominently in the article as well as some other items that are easy to source such as desensitizing toothpaste and surprisingly, aloe vera!
Other preventative or treatment ideas for sensitive teeth can include using a Philips Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush. This toothbrush has a ‘sensitive mode’ for people who have sensitive teeth and gums. Also, you may not have heard of it yet but MI Paste is a great dental cream that will strengthen tooth enamel, buffer plaque acid and reduce sensitivity of teeth and gums.
Preventative measures can be taken to try to avoid or minimize tooth sensitivity. Choosing a soft bristled tooth brush and not brushing with too much force can help to protect the enamel on your teeth. While toothpaste made for sensitive teeth can help, but be aware that some people can be sensitive to the chemicals contained in whitening toothpaste. Some foods that are very acidic such as citrus fruit or tomato sauce may cause discomfort for some people. If that is the case for you, best to avoid or minimize exposure to these types of foods. Excessive plaque can also cause sensitivity, therefor regular dental cleanings as well as flossing at home are a great way to maintain a healthy, pain free smile.
If your tooth sensitivity is intense and/or persists, visit our Vancouver dentists at Kits Family Dental in Kitsilano BC for an assessment. Our office has four dentists and five chairs as well as flexible hours to accommodate most any busy schedule. Our dentist office is open at least one Saturday per month (except June, July, August, no Saturdays).