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Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do to help relieve any pain and discomfort you may be having.

Change Your Toothpaste

Some toothpaste can be tough on those of us with sensitive teeth. Try switching to a sensitivity toothpaste which will be a lot gentler on the teeth. Changing to a less abrasive toothpaste can help to relieve your pain and prevent further sensitivity.

Change Your Brushing Habits

Brushing your teeth too hard, can damage enamel and cause sensitivity to your teeth. Try brushing gently with a soft-bristled brush to help relieve the pain you feel when you brush. By using less pressure you are saving yourself from wearing away at enamel and exposing sensitive nerves in your teeth.

Change Your Diet

By avoiding foods with a high acidity like citrus fruits, pickles, and tomatoes you could relieve sensitivity. The high levels of acid destroy enamel and cause pain. Even drinks, such as wine, can wear away at enamel. Instead of totally cutting these foods from your diet, try to eat them with foods that will neutralize the acid and promote saliva such as cheese.

If your sensitivity is severe, talk to your dentist about other things you can do to treat sensitivity.

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/tooth-sensitivity/article/SW-281474979386833

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