Tooth Sensitivity and How to Manage

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I’m not sure when I first noticed that my teeth were sensitive to cold.  I do remember enjoying an ice cream cone with the kids and nearly jumping out of the chair at the pain of that ice cream against my teeth. Since then, I have started to be more careful about what I eat. I avoid very cold foods and when I do enjoy them, I enjoy them in tiny bites and avoid the spots on my teeth that I know are most sensitive.

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Manage #SensiStopStrips

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Manage

There are many different things that can cause tooth sensitivity. For me, the cause is a receding gum line that has exposed the layer of tooth underneath the enamel (dentin). Tiny tubules that lead to the tooth nerve are unprotected.  A few other causes include brushing too hard, tooth decay, cracked teeth and gum disease. Whatever the cause, the pain is generally the same. Some people experience tooth sensitivity with hot foods and some with sweet our sour foods. I even experience tooth sensitivity in the winter when it’s really cold out and I breathe in cold air. That is definitely not fun considering how long and cold our winters are.

Here are some ways that you can manage tooth sensitivity that are working for me.

  • Have good oral hygiene.  Don’t let the damage get any worse. Make sure you brush and floss regularly.
  • Use a soft bristle brush.  Tooth brushes with harder bristles can aggravate your gums and your teeth.
  • Avoid foods high in acid.  Foods that are high in acid can wear off the enamel of your teeth which may make tooth sensitivity worse.
  • Wear a mouth guard if you grind your teeth. Grinding your teeth can make your teeth more sensitive.
  • Seen your dentist at regular intervals for cleaning and fluoride treatments.
  • Try new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips available at Walmart.

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Manage #SensiStopStrips

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips use a new breakthrough technology for tooth sensitivity.  They deliver the key ingredient for 10 minutes right where it’s needed to provide relief from sensitivity and up to one month of protection.  The Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are different from sensitivity toothpaste because they provide relief immediately after using one strip. Plus, the protection lasts for up to one month.  You receive 6 strips in a package which is enough for up to 6 months of protection.

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Manage #SensiStopStrips

I used the first strip last night after enjoying a homemade popsicle and I really did feel a difference! The Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are easy to use. You just apply the gel side of the strip to cover the outer area of where your tooth is sensitive. Wear it for 10 minutes and then remove it. You should not eat, drink or brush for 30 minutes after that.

I’ll be back in about a month to share how these are working for me!

 

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Comments

  1. I have very sensitive teeth! I will have to try this out. My other tooth paste is an RX so if I can avoid the cost I'm all for it.
  2. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
    I don't have any sensitivity on a regular basis. Occasionally I do after getting dental work done, I will keep this in mind.
  3. Oh I know how you feel when that pain hits when enjoying ice cream. I have been experiencing sensitive teeth just these last few months and it is so uncomfortable! I am going to give Crest a try!!
  4. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    Oh wow these sound amazing. I do not have a tooth ache right now but it's great to know if I ever do. Huge fan of Crest products. 
  5. The fact that these can last up to 30 days and is so easy to use is really awesome...I have a couple family members with sensitive teeth and it can be torture for them.  I didn't even know about these, but will be sure to check and see if they know about them.

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