- 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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