People often times find their teeth being sensitive to cold or hot things. This is normal and can very easily be managed just by changing up a few of your everyday tasks.

  • Brushing too hard can do more damage than good. The harder you brush, the more likely you are to hurt your gums and damage enamel, causing sensitivity.
  • Grinding or clenching teeth can be a huge factor in sensitivity. Unfortunately, it’s hard to not do this when you are doing it in your sleep. Mouth Guards are proven to be very beneficial to people with this problem. Brookline Village Dental makes custom mouth guards guaranteed to help with this.
  • Overuse of toothpaste and/or mouthwash. Many have bleaching based solutions, acids, alcohol and other solutions that remove stains but can also cause sensitivity. If you find sensitivity coming, try switching to a natural toothpaste or cutting back on the mouthwash.
  • Go easy on beverages and foods with high acidic content. Some examples are tomato products, citrus fruits, pickles, tea and carbonated drinks. Over consumption of these products can damage your enamel.
  • Gum/Periodontal Disease can lead to sensitivity. Visit your Dentist regularly to help reduce your chances of this.

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