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Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity? If so, our dentist, Dr. Gary Shmurak, is happy to help you dull the discomfort. Tooth sensitivity can be quite inconvenient, especially when it inhibits your ability to eat and drink hot and cold foods or drinks or to even take a deep breath of cold air. To dull your pain, our dentist encourages you to use a few little tricks. Those tricks are:

-Change the brand of toothpaste you use: Oftentimes, whitening toothpaste or extremely abrasive toothpaste can cause severe tooth sensitivity. This is because they can irritate the gums, make the gums pull away from the teeth (exposing the roots) and even wear down the tooth enamel. So, change the brand of toothpaste you use by switching to desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste.

-Don’t be too tough on the teeth: Having a rigorous brushing routine and using a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause tooth sensitivity because it can wear down the tooth enamel and irritate the oral tissues. So, try to brush softer and don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush—use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

-Use fluoride: Fluoride can help you close the channels in the teeth that lead to the tooth nerves. This is because the mineral strengthens the tooth enamel. So, make sure to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly by using fluoride toothpaste, drinking fluoridated water, using fluoride mouthwash and receiving a professional fluoride treatment often.

Do you have any questions about how to dull tooth sensitivity in Chalfont, Pennsylvania? If so, please contact Apex Dental Care today at 215-996-9968. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for.