Tips for Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity to Hot Foods and Drinks

From freezing cold ice cream to a hot cup of coffee, if you have sensitive teeth, these everyday foods and drinks can trigger an unexpected jolt of pain. This pain is the result of gums receding or enamel wearing away over time, exposing the inner part of the tooth called dentine. When dentine is exposed, the nerves inside your teeth can be stimulated by cold and hot, causing tooth sensitivity.

Here are a few tips on how to manage your sensitive teeth.

Tips for dealing with tooth sensitivity

Use a soft bristled toothbrush for sensitive teeth two times a day

1. Brush twice every day with a toothpaste that provides sensitivity relief.

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2. Watch out for acidic foods and drinks. If you consume acidic food and drinks frequently throughout the day, you may be at risk from acid wear.

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3. Brush carefully with a soft bristle brush, particularly along the gumline, to help maintain gum health.