Tooth pain and tooth sensitivity are two problems that can plague even the most fastidious toothbrush users. Even taking excellent care of your mouth, gums, and teeth often aren’t enough. Fortunately, there are simple ways to reduce and even prevent these nuisances. Not only are they extremely uncomfortable, but these conditions can suck all the fun out of eating.
Pick Out a Different Toothbrush
One of the easiest ways to reduce tooth pain is by using a different toothbrush. Harder bristles can punish your sensitive gums. A sure way to determine this is if you notice some light bleeding when you rinse. Softer bristles can still whisk food debris and other things away from your teeth without wearing down the vital enamel protecting your roots.
Start Using Mouthwash
Believe it or not, mouthwash is actually your friend. The right combination of toothpaste and mouthwash can make your enamel stronger instead of weakening it. It’s important to brush first, as normal. Then, with fluoride mouthwash, give your mouth a refreshing bath. Try to find a type of mouthwash that not only helps your teeth but your gums too. Nerves in your gums and teeth will probably hurt, so find a mouthwash that will soothe those nerves instead.
Stop Eating Sweets
Another way to help your teeth feel less pain and sensitivity is to cut back on sweets. Sugar wreaks all sorts of havoc on your teeth. Sugar can wear down the enamel of your teeth, leading to cavities. Cavities are not only painful and unsightly but can lead to more trips to the dentist.
Try a Different Type of Toothpaste
One more way to ease the pain is to try a different type of toothpaste. Special brands of toothpaste can help soothe sensitivity as well, especially if your teeth and gums are already in rough shape. This toothpaste can help restore your teeth enamel until a more thorough solution can be devised and implemented by your dentist.
Watch the Temperature of Your Drinks
This one is easy. Whether drinking something hot or cold, just be sure it’s not too hot or cold. Ice cold water, tea or lemonade on a hot summer’s day is nice, but it can hurt your teeth. So can soup when a sudden chill appears.
Prevent Tooth Pain and Sensitivity with Annapolis Dental Center
Whether you need a regular check-up or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Center has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and to provide the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Yelp!