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If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, you are not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental issue that occurs when the tooth enamel is worn away or when the gums recede from the teeth, exposing the roots. To help you dull your pain and discomfort at home, our Prescott Dental Group team recommends doing the following things:

Change your brand of toothpaste – Some toothpastes, like whitening and tartar-control toothpaste, increase tooth sensitivity, so it’s best to stay away from these oral hygiene tools. There is a type of toothpaste that can help you with your discomfort, and that paste is called desensitizing toothpaste. It’s best to use this paste because it tends to block and protect the pathways that lead to the nerves of your teeth.

Take it easy on your teeth – Be gentle as you brush your teeth each day. Brushing vigorously can wear away your tooth enamel and irritate your gums, making your sensitivity worse. It’s also best to avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes to clean your smile. These tools can harm your chompers and oral tissues more than you realize. Please remember to brush with a soft-bristled brush at all times.

Avoid eating acidic foods – If you consume acidic foods and drinks, your tooth sensitivity will get worse. So, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking products like tomatoes, soda, oranges, orange juice, and lemons.

If you would like more tips on how to dull tooth sensitivity in Prescott, Arizona, please remember that you can always call 928-277-4754 during our office hours and talk to your dentist, Dr. Mark Curtis and Dr. Edward Reifman. Tooth sensitivity can be very uncomfortable, and we are happy to help you find the best solution for your smile.