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If you have to deal with sensitive teeth, you know that several things can cause discomfort. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, you could struggle with even letting a cool breeze hit your teeth. Similarly, you probably know that there are certain foods you should avoid, but do you know exactly what they are? Also, do you know what might cause your sensitivity or what you can do to address the issue?

Fortunately, there are a few things you might be able to do to keep yourself comfortable. For instance, hot and cold foods could trigger your sensitivity. If you decide to eat foods that are spicy, highly acid, or sugary you could hurt your sensitive teeth. More specifically, we recommend being careful with foods such as apples, grapefruit, and pineapples.

Do you know what you can do to avoid or reverse sensitive teeth? If you visit our dentist once every six months we can help you prevent—and if necessary, reverse—the issue. Similarly, we recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time and to floss daily. You might also be able to fight off tooth sensitivity by using over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste.

Fortunately, our team can offer you more specific advice. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to prevent sensitive teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 805-238-3880. Dr. Kaitilin Riley and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!