Tips For Managing Sensitive Teeth

July 29, 2016, Summer Brook Dental

Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive Teeth
Do you have sensitive teeth? Here are some tips to better manage your pain.

Do you have sensitive teeth? How’s that working out for you? There are countless individuals around the world who are experiencing the same tooth sensitivities. Unfortunately, this can be more than just a random annoyance for some. As with any issue involving teeth, it needs to be managed on a daily basis.

Dealing effectively with tooth sensitivity involves maintaining a proper diet and understanding your genetic predisposition to tooth decay. The foods you eat are directly related to the sensitivities you have, and unfortunately you may know it also affects your enjoyment of being able to eat at all.

To combat the problem let’s go over a few tips for healthy management. Keep in mind that there are multiple factors involved for reducing sensitivity. In fact, there have been a few exceptional discoveries made over the last few decades regarding the root of the problem - the loss of tooth enamel.

One of the most notable discoveries over the last few decades is how trace minerals and other dietary influences, if administered properly, will help to decrease tooth sensitivity by rebuilding the enamel.

Essentially, the strength of your enamel and tooth sensitivity are an inverse relationship. Alongside rebuilding your teeth, there’s a few other basic habits you should be employing if not doing so already.

The first and biggest is self-evident. You must take care your teeth every day. If you’ve heard it once, then you’ve heard it a thousand times. Consistently brushing and flossing can help to prevent bacteria from building up where it doesn’t belong. The sooner you brush and floss after eating the better off your teeth are going to be.

Combine this with a dentist-recommended mouthwash, another proven way to reduce the amount of time the bacteria has to form. Even traditional fluoride treatments can help strengthen teeth, and taken together they can play a synergistic role in decreasing sensitivity.

In the meantime, be careful with hot and cold foods until your enamel starts growing back. As you may have already experienced, a hot cup of coffee or a spoonful of ice cream can easily send you through the roof with pain. 

Please note that this situation is not a permanent one; only if you allow it. With the creative use of a dental night guard or custom night guard you may further reduce sensitivities. As for other dietary methods that can build up enamel, coral calcium has been the subject of great discussion. Originating off the coasts of Japan near the coral reefs and unbeknownst to the residents, they were drinking this water infused with the coral calcium.

As a result, they all had very healthy teeth and noticeably increased lifespans. While trace minerals are the real key here, it’s equally important to consider Japan’s recent radiation concerns so make sure to do the proper research before you buy.


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