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Have you ever suffered from sensitive teeth? Do you have any friends who have? If so, you may be aware that having sensitive teeth can be extremely unpleasant. In fact, you probably know many of those who suffer from sensitive teeth are sometimes hesitant to smile because the air can cause pain or are nervous about eating their favorite foods for the same reason. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent these issues.

Still, are you aware that sensitive teeth can actually be caused by a number of dental issues? For instance, if the outer layer of your teeth is eroded, the next layer of your teeth—called dentin—could become exposed. Fortunately, there are many things that could wear your enamel down. For instance, gum disease, tooth decay, gum recession, and even using a toothbrush with hard bristles could damage your enamel.

Luckily, there are several solutions you can consider to prevent a majority of these issues from damaging your enamel. For instance, you should try to remember to brush twice every day and to floss once a day. You may also want to consider using a desensitizing toothpaste, which can actually help you deal with sensitivity and pain. However, please know that you could need to use this toothpaste for six weeks to recognize any improvement.

However, there are a number of foods you should try to stay away from. For instance, lemons, apples, and pineapples could also aggravate sensitive teeth. You may also want to stay away from sugary or spicy foods because can also aggravate your teeth. Finally, please be weary of hot and cold foods.

To hear more about the care you can receive from us, or to learn more about how you can deal with the pain caused by sensitive teeth in Farmington, New Mexico, we invite you to give Canyon Dental Care a call at (505) 278.7007. Dr. Ryan Wilson and our team will be happy to assess your pearly whites and to give you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you.