What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?
Steps to Reduce the Problem continued...
Brush, floss, and rinse regularly. Use the right technique to thoroughly clean all parts of your teeth and mouth. Rinse with a fluoride and antiseptic mouthwash every day.
Use a soft-bristled
toothbrush. Brush gently and carefully around the gum line so you don't remove gum tissue.
toothpaste for sensitive teeth. There are several brands to choose from. When you do this regularly, it should make your teeth less sensitive. You can also spread a thin layer on your exposed tooth roots with your finger or a cotton swab before you go to bed. Use a fluoridated toothpaste, not a tartar control one.
Use a mouth guard if you grind your teeth. You may not realize you have this overnight habit. If you've been told you do this, a mouth guard can protect them.
See your dentist. Do this every 6 months or sooner, depending on your condition.
If you still have discomfort, talk to your dentist. There may be a procedure that can help. He might recommend white fillings to cover the exposed root surfaces. Or he may suggest fluoride varnishes or dentin sealers that are put on the root surfaces.