A lot of problems that have to do with teeth are caused by a lack of dental hygiene, but those that aren’t cause by that are caused by genetics. Our genes can either be a great boon for our teeth or the worst thing that ever happened to them since hockey. Tooth sensitivity is one of those more often genetic problems. Thankfully there are ways to mitigate the pain.
First regular brushing and flossing are far more important if you have sensitive teeth. Yes, this is almost always the first advice for any mouth problem, but sensitive teeth get more sensitive as more plaque builds up on or between teeth. Plus, if you brush with a high fluoride toothpaste you can help restore enamel you’re teeth are missing.
Teeth whitening is out of the question with sensitive teeth. Often, the problem is with the enamel, and whitening typically is done by wearing down that enamel further. You’ll go from sensitive to super sensitive in no time. And take steps to avoid teeth grinding! This is the second major cause of sensitivity, if you grind consider wearing a protective device to bed.
For more on what you can do for your sensitivity, see here: Six Things You Should Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth.
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