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How to Care for Sensitive Teeth

Watch more Teeth & Oral Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Keep sensitive teeth healthy and pain-free. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Avoid acid & carbonation Avoid acidic foods and beverages and carbonated drinks. Step 2: Wait before brushing Always wait at least 30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth. Step 3: Use right brush Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use desensitizing toothpaste containing fluoride and either potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. Both help block the transmission of sensations from the tooth to the nerve. Tip Overzealous brushing, particularly with a hard-bristled toothbrush, can actually lead to hypersensitive teeth—so use a soft-bristled brush and be thorough but not too aggressive. Step 4: Don't grind teeth Don't grind your teeth, which can cause increased sensitivity. Tip If you grind your teeth in your sleep, wearing a mouth guard can help protect your enamel. Step 5: Visit a dentist If taking these steps doesn't help, visit a dentist. There are several procedures that might help you. Did You Know? Sensitive teeth are usually caused when tooth enamel wears down or your gums recede, exposing tiny tubes that access nerves and cells inside your teeth.
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