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I have sensitive teeth. How do I fix this?

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If you have sensitive teeth, it can be uncomfortable and even painful to consume hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. Here are some steps you can take to help reduce tooth sensitivity:

  1. Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. These toothpaste products contain ingredients that can help to block the channels that lead to the nerve of the tooth, reducing sensitivity.

  2. Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Acidic substances can soften and wear away the enamel on your teeth, leading to sensitivity.

  3. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Hard-bristled toothbrushes can cause abrasion and wear away the enamel on your teeth, leading to sensitivity.

  4. Avoid grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth can cause tooth sensitivity and other dental problems. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may recommend using a mouthguard at night to protect your teeth.

  5. Avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks. Consuming very hot or cold substances can cause temporary sensitivity. Try to consume these types of foods and drinks at a more moderate temperature.

  6. See your dentist. If you have tried the above steps and your tooth sensitivity persists, it's important to see your dentist. They can help determine the cause of your sensitivity and recommend appropriate treatment.

By following these steps, you can help reduce tooth sensitivity and improve your overall oral health.


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