Ongoing Daily Oral Care For Sensitive Teeth
If you’re wondering how best to care for your sensitive teeth, the key is to incorporate good habits into your daily oral health routine.
Follow these tips to help care for your sensitive teeth.
- Brush and floss regularlyGood oral hygiene can help prevent conditions that can lead to sensitivity, such as receding gums.
- Don't brush too hard or too often Brushing overly aggressively or more frequently than your dentist recommends can contribute to gum recession and wear your enamel. Over time, receding gums and enamel loss can lead to exposed dentine and tooth sensitivity.
- Use a softer toothbrush A softer toothbrush can help to reduce the effects of aggressive brushing and help to protect your enamel.
- Use sensitivity toothpaste Sensitivity toothpastes, like those in the Sensodyne range, can provide daily relief from pain due to sensitivity when used twice a day.
Talk to your dentist about the best oral hygiene routine for you, and the best tooth brushing technique, how frequently and how long.
Find out more about Your Sensitivity
Do you think you may have some of the symptoms of sensitive teeth? Our Online Check Up is a useful tool to help you find out more. It only takes a few minutes and you can take it right now.
Care ‘Outside the Bathroom’
Brushing twice daily with a specially formulated sensitivity toothpaste with fluoride, like those in the Sensodyne range, is one of the most effective ways to manage tooth sensitivity while also helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, there are other ways you can help to manage your sensitivity.
- Don’t skip visits to the dentist Make an appointment to see your dentist if you haven’t been in the last 6 months.
- Prevent teeth grinding If you know you grind your teeth, or if you feel discomfort in your teeth when you wake up in the morning, we recommend that you ask your dentist about this as soon as you can.