Treating Sensitivity

Relieving Sensitivity

Relieving Sensitivity

Learn How to Relieve Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth are sensitive, there are several simple but important steps you can take today to relieve your sensitive teeth.

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing, to help keep teeth and gums healthy.
  • Use a sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.
  • Don't brush too hard or more frequently than your dentist recommends.
  • Use a soft toothbrush, preferably one suitable for people with sensitive teeth.
  • Try to minimise consumption of foods that can wear away tooth enamel, such as fruit juices, wine, vinegar salad dressings and soft drinks.
  • Use fluoridated dental products, including toothpaste and mouthwash, to help strengthen enamel.
  • Avoid grinding your teeth or clenching during the day. Ask your dentist about a mouth guard for night-time use.
  • See your dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning, dental care recommendations and advice on relieving your sensitive teeth.

In this section we look at these areas in more detail:

How Should I Treat Sensitive Teeth?

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