Do you feel a twinge of discomfort when you crunch down a cube of ice or experience excruciating pain after having a sip of hot tea or coffee? If Yes,you have sensitive teeth. Teeth become sensitive when a;
NERVEREis exposed.When a tooth cracks due to worn off ENAMEL or Gums recede., the nerves are exposed leading,to extra sensitive teeth. Here are a few ways to avoid aggravation;
Watch what you eat and drink,Avoid eating acidic food and beverages on a regular basis as they can cause your your enamel to erode.
Minimise intake of soda,wine,coffee,energy drinks and fruit juice.Consume tomatoes and citrus fruits in moderation.If you crave for something acidic,drink through a straw to minimise exposure afterwords rinse your mouth with water to neutralize the pH.Wait 30 minutes before brushing.
Calcium is the prime mineral for preventing tooth problems. Dairy products are a great source of calcium,along with veggies likebroccoli,nuts and almonds.
Use a soft bristled tooth brush.Harder tooth brushes can contribute to receding gums,which expose dentin-the tissue that forms the core of each tooth.It can lead to PAIN
Opt for a desensitising toothpaste instead of a normal one and a mouth rinse that contains STANNOUS FLUORIDE.tHERE SPECIAL FORMULA blocks the tubes in the teeth that are connected to the nerves,reducing PAIN.
A sensitive tooth may be irritated if you brush with cold water.So wash with warm water NOT HOT WATER.
Do not go for any whitening treatments as they contain abrasive ingredients that increase tooth sensitivity and cause pain,especially when used often. Whiten up no only once in 6 months.
-An Initiative by sensodyne and
The Times of India