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Tooth sensitivity in Florence, Arizona, is annoying and inconvenient, and it generally occurs when the tooth enamel wears away or when the gums recede and expose the roots.

If you are a victim of tooth sensitivity, our Merrill Ranch Family Dental Center team is happy to help you! There are many things you can try at home to help improve the situation, including:

Change your brand of toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste and tartar-control toothpaste are two products that tend to make tooth sensitivity worse. So, if you currently use one of these pastes, it’s time to change. The best type of toothpaste to use is desensitizing toothpaste. This product will block the pathways in your teeth that lead to the nerves.

Take it easy on your teeth
Be as gentle on your teeth as possible. While you clean your smile, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to brush tenderly. The worst thing you can do for your chompers is use a hard-bristled toothbrush and apply heavy amounts of pressure to your brush as you scrub.

Avoid eating acidic foods
If you consume acidic foods and drinks, your tooth sensitivity will get worse. So, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking products like tomatoes, soda, oranges, orange juice, and lemons.

For more tips and information about relieving your tooth sensitivity, please feel free to call 520-413-9714 and schedule an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you come into our office, the sooner you’ll finally have the comfort you deserve. We look forward to helping you!