Having sensitive teeth can really put a damper on everyday activities. With tooth sensitivity, even little things like having too many ice cubes in a drink or having a frozen treat that’s still a little too cold can turn into something painful. One of the ways to manage sensitive teeth is to use the right kind of toothbrush and toothpaste. Here’s what you need to know!
The Type of Toothbrush
With sensitive teeth, it’s important to take extra steps to protect and support your enamel since that’s what shields the sensitive inner nerves of your tooth. You should always look for a soft-bristled toothbrush, because using something that’s too hard can wind up damaging your enamel and making your teeth even more sensitive. Anyone who uses an electric toothbrush should be able to easily find toothbrush heads made for sensitive teeth.
The Type of Toothpaste
There are loads of different toothpastes on the market, and you can find a bunch specifically geared toward sensitive teeth. So which to choose? Sensodyne has long been a leader in the market in terms of managing sensitive teeth. There are other good options like Colgate Sensitive and Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive, for example.
Consult Your Dentist
Next time you go in for your dental cleaning, ask your dentist or hygienist to suggest the best toothbrush or toothpaste for your specific needs. If you’re still struggling with painful sensitivity, then it’s possible there’s another cause. Sometimes tooth sensitivity is the result of receding gums, hidden decay, nighttime teeth grinding or a hairline crack in a tooth. Our team can make sure there’s not an underlying cause for your sensitive teeth.
Comprehensive Dental Care at Willow Smiles Dentistry
Our Puyallup team provides a wide range of dental treatments for the entire family. We can help provide relief from tooth sensitivity, along with a host of other services to improve your oral health. Contact our practice in Puyallup today to speak with a member of our friendly team!