5 quick and easy tips for sensitive mouths
Can you imagine how funny we’d look if we didn’t have mouths? We would no longer be able to talk, eat or wear lipstick (three of my favourite things). Fortunately, we do have mouths, but sometimes our everyday use can be hindered due to sensitivity. Which is especially frustrating when all you want on a hot summers day is to drink an icy cold slushie, but you know that your teeth will protest with pain. Thankfully, there are some measures you can take to help decrease sensitivity and keep your mouth in tip-top shape. So get ready to say goodbye to sensitivity and hello to smiles.
SENSITIVE MOUTH SOLUTION #1 Change the way you brush
If you think that by brushing hard and vigorously you’re giving your mouth the thorough clean it deserves, you couldn’t be more wrong. Hard brushing can wear away tooth enamel, which can increase the sensitivity in your teeth. Not to mention cause serious damage to your gums. Instead, make sure you’re using a soft bristle toothbrush and only a small amount of pressure when you brush.
SENSITIVE MOUTH SOLUTION #2 Stop your sores
Cold sores, ulcers, and chapped lips can make eating, drinking and most other mouth functions painful and uncomfortable. At the first sign of any soreness, use a treatment product to prevent it from spreading and taking over your mouth.
SENSITIVE MOUTH SOLUTION #3 Avoid acidic food & drinks
If you want to be able to drink hot chocolate and eat ice cream you’re going to have to make some sacrifices. Highly acidic food and drinks such as oranges, bacon and soft drink can cause damage to the tooth enamel, which can heighten sensitivity. If you find it difficult to cut back, try brushing your teeth 20minutes after consuming any high acidic foods (any earlier and brushing could cause further damage) with a specially formulated toothpaste like PRONAMEL Daily Toothpaste.
SENSITIVE MOUTH SOLUTION #4 Drink water
Need another reason to make sure you always have a full drink bottle? Drinking water helps to flush bacteria from your teeth and mouth, lessening the chance of gum disease, ulcers and cavities. Try having a glass in between each snack and meal as well as during.
SENSITIVE MOUTH SOLUTION #5 Use sensitive toothpaste
It’s a pretty obvious one, but if you’re not already using sensitive toothpaste to provide some relief, you may want to start. Sensitive toothpastes contain active ingredients, which help to block the tiny tubules in the dentin, a common cause for painful sensitivity.
What are some of your mouth concerns? How do you keep your mouth in tip-top shape?