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Do you have sensitive teeth? Does eating or drinking hot or cold foods hurt your teeth? Are you ever uncomfortable just because it’s too cold outside? Luckily, there are a number of things you can do if you’re interested in dealing with sensitive teeth.

You see, sensitive teeth can be caused by several issues. In essence, if you lose your enamel, which is the protective outer layers of your teeth, your dentin will be exposed. If this happens, you may have to cope with sensitivity. There are a number of things that can damage your enamel, such as gum recession, tooth decay, brushing with a hard toothbrush, or gum disease.

Luckily, you can avoid many of these problems by brushing gently twice a day for two minutes at a time. You can also address sensitive teeth with desensitizing toothpaste, though it could take you up to six weeks to notice any improvement. Having the cause of your sensitivity treated may also help you treat sensitive teeth.

Finally, there are a number of foods you should avoid if you have sensitive teeth. Acidic foods, lemon, wine, apples, and pineapples are all foods you should be wary of. Sugary and spicy foods can also affect your teeth. Finally, please remember that hot or cold foods could also aggravate our teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with sensitive teeth in Newport Beach, California, we invite you to contact Newport Dental Arts OC at 949-752-1210. Our dentist, Dr. David Wilhelm, and our team are eager to hear from you. We look forward to receiving your call soon.