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Sensitive teeth can cause daily discomfort. Between eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, your teeth go through a lot. Luckily, there are simple fixes for your sensitive teeth that can help you maintain a strong smile. Check out some of these dental health suggestions from Dr. Sadri of our Moorpark Health Center that can help you and your family.

Avoid acidic foods

Some foods can make sensitive teeth much worse. If you or someone in your family suffers from sensitive teeth, it is important to avoid acidic foods and beverages. This can include coffee, sodas, citrus fruits, or pickled foods. You can also try brushing your teeth after eating acidic foods if you are not able to avoid some of these ingredients.

Switch out your toothbrush

Not all toothbrushes are the same! A rough toothbrush can make your teeth even more sensitive to temperature. Next time you are in the market for a new toothbrush, check to make sure the bristles are soft enough to use on your teeth daily. If your teeth are particularly sensitive, try out a few kinds of toothbrushes to see what works for you.

Try a new toothpaste

Believe it or not, there are toothpastes that are specifically designed for sensitive teeth. Ask your dentist for recommendations and check them out for yourself the next time you need toothpaste. Making the switch may be uncomfortable at first. Test out a few different kinds to see what works for you. Sticking with it will pay off!

Consider a mouthguard

take a few minutes to brush and floss your teeth to remove any bacteria buildup. Bacteria is often the cause of bad breath and can be removed by brushing your tongue twice a day as well. Get back into a routine and say goodbye to bad breath!

Keep mouthguards clean

Mouthguards can also help with sensitive teeth. Some people clench their jaw or grind their teeth while sleeping, which can wear down teeth over time. If you suspect that this is you, pay close attention to how your jaw feels when you wake and consider purchasing a mouth guard. Your teeth may become less sensitive over time if you stop grinding them while you sleep.

Pay attention to temperature

If you have sensitive teeth, extreme temperatures can cause a lot of pain. Take it easy on your teeth while you are trying out remedies and avoid extremely hot temperatures until you can address your sensitivity. This will give your mouth a break and give your teeth a chance to get strong. Extreme cold such as chewing on ice can slowing wear down the enamel, or outer protective layer of your teeth. As the enamel wears down, your teeth are more vulnerable and can become more sensitive.

Visit your Clinicas dentist

Your best resource for good dental health is your dentist! Talk to a Clinicas dentist like Dr. Sadri of our Moorpark Health Center to find out what you can do at home to help. You can also learn more about the best products to use and where you can find them. Clinicas offers Dental Care services at our health centers throughout Ventura County. Call (805) 647-6353 to book an appointment or learn more online.