As a Dentist in Strathfield, we are surrounded by an abundance of delicious sweets and food. So, we understand how annoying things like teeth sensitivity can be!

Teeth sensitivity is a common issue and occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) wears down or is damaged,  which can be caused by many reasons. Here are some reasons why you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity and some ways you can help improve!

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  1. Type of Toothbrush: Yes! Your tooth sensitivity may stem from the first steps of your dental hygiene journey. As your Dentist in Concord, we pride ourselves on educating our patients with not only the most helpful techniques but even the type of toothbrush one should own. One should always brush very gently while using a soft-bristled Brushing aggressively with tough bristles may damage your gums and cause the gums to shrink/recede away from the teeth which can cause tooth sensitivity.
  2. Type of Toothpaste: If you currently suffer from tooth sensitivity, here at your Dentist in North Strathfield, we do recommend switching to sensitive toothpastes. These toothpastes help the tooth form a protective barrier and fill the porous areas of the tooth. This prevents the cold or heat travelling to the tooth and causing sensitivity. To see the effects of sensitive toothpastes, it needs to be used for at least 2 weeks. We also recommend steering away from excessive use of whitening toothpastes as they have abrasive materials in them that can cause sensitivity.
  3. Teeth Grinding or Clenching: Teeth grinding may lead to the wearing down of the teeth. This could lead the tooth’s stumps to be exposed or risk fractures or loose teeth and causes sensitive teeth. To help with this, it is recommended to get a custom-made mouth/nightguard to protect your teeth from excessive clenching and grinding.
  4. Time to brush: So, we know that we need to brush twice daily for at least two minutes, but it is advised not to brush your teeth immediately after eating! Brushing immediately after is risky since the mouth is still in an acidic condition after you eat. It’s best to rinse your mouth with water immediately after and then brush after 30 minutes.
  5. Things to Help: If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, you should think about purchasing a Tooth Mouse. Tooth mouse can be applied directly to the sensitive areas (per the instructions) to provide an extra cover for the teeth and help in neutralizing the acidic conditions of the mouth. Additionally, a sweet exception is Sugar-Free chewing gum. The gum triggers the production of saliva which helps the hardening of softened teeth; the sugar-free quantities make the gum better for your oral health. And application of a concentrated topical fluoride onto the teeth will help protect the tooth enamel.
  6. Visiting The Dentist Regularly: This is the best tip since our Dentist is equipped with the knowledge to help you with the concerns you are facing. Seeing the dentist can help determine the possible causes to teeth sensitivity and there may be underlying causes that need to be investigated.
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