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    How to Prevent and Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

    teeth health smile dentalSensitive teeth may point to other problems such as cavities and tooth decay. A visit to the dentist would be important to get a dental checkup and appropriate treatment.

    Key takeaways:

    • Brush your teeth gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush twice every day. You should use short strikes following the up and down movement.
    • Rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwashes after brushing to protect teeth from cavities and tooth decay.
    • Stay away from highly acidic foods and drinks such as citrus fruits and citrus fruit-based juices that will cause enamel erosion leading to sensitive teeth and tooth decay.

    If you have severely sensitive teeth, you might want to consider an in-office dental treatment. Gel fluoride treatments (available in higher concentrations than you’d find in over-the-counter products), crowns, inlays, or bonding can all help cover sensitive areas on your teeth, the ADA says.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.