How To Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

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The act of eating should be a pleasant and rewarding experience. However, some people feel a sharp pain whenever their teeth come in contact with an especially hot, cold or sweet food. Such men and women then begin to search for information on how to reduce tooth sensitivity.

Frequent brushing can limit the extent to which a tooth responds to foods served at abnormally high or low temperatures. Ideally, the teeth should be cleaned after every meal or snack. However, two brushings a day should reduce the sensitivity of the chewing tools that nature has given to each human being.

When brushing his or her teeth, a man or woman should use a toothbrush with soft bristles. He or she should put on that brush toothpaste that contains fluoride. Any sort of whitening or tartar control paste should be avoided.

An end of the brushing routine should not signal an end to the tooth care regimen for that period of the day or night. Flossing ought to be part of the daily routine that is followed by anyone who has extra sensitive teeth. Regular flossing limits the amount of plague build-up and helps to prevent development of gingivitis.

After the container of floss has been put back on the shelf, then the man or woman who wants to avoid unnecessary pain reaches for a bottle of mouthwash. That mouth-rinsing liquid should contain added fluoride. It should not contain alcohol or be too very acidic. However, the acidity of a favored mouthwash can be reduced by rinsing the freshened mouth with water.

Eating and lifestyle habits ought to be evaluated, if a man or woman wants to limit the amount of pain he or she endures after eating certain foods. A diet rich in acid foods can increase the sensitivity of each tooth inside of mouth. Certain habits also heighten the sensitivity of each chewing tool. Those natural tools should be used to chew food, not tobacco. Neither should they be exposed to lots of sugar, as from a sucked candy.

By sticking with good eating habits and by avoiding unhealthful habits, a man or woman should not feel ashamed about his or her molars and incisors. He or she should not hesitate to open his or her mouth in dentist's office. That is something that should be included on a list of activities that can help a person to reduce the sensitivity of his or her teeth.

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This article was published on 2011/06/14