Got Tooth Sensitivity? Try These Tricks

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If you have tooth sensitivity, you’re probably searching for ways to relieve it. Our dentist, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, has some good news for you! There are a few little tricks you can use to find the comfort and relief you’re looking for. Those little tricks are:

-Change the brand of toothpaste you use: Oftentimes, whitening toothpaste or extremely abrasive toothpaste can cause severe tooth sensitivity. This is because they can irritate the gums, make the gums pull away from the teeth (exposing the roots) and even wear down the tooth enamel. So, change the brand of toothpaste you use by switching to desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste.

-Don’t be too tough on the teeth: Brushing hard or brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush can wear down the tooth enamel and irritate the gums. It’s best to avoid doing these things. Instead, use a gentler brushing routine and use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

-Use fluoride: Fluoride can help you strengthen your tooth enamel, which can close the pathways that lead to the tooth nerves. So, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste, use fluoride mouthwash, drink fluoridated water and get a professional fluoride treatment regularly.

If you do these things, there is a good chance you can soothe your tooth sensitivity in Studio City, California. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment to seek professional sensitivity treatments, please call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz today at (818) 755-2920. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!