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? Do you know what might cause your sensitivity or what you can do to address the issue?

The simplest thing to do is avoid foods that are too hot or too cold. Fortunately, if you avoid hot foods, or let your food cool down, you can usually avoid discomfort. Also, you should consider staying away from cold and frozen foods. Sugary foods, highly acid foods, and spicy foods could all cause discomfort as well. You may also want to avoid acidic foods and drinks issues such as apples, wine, pineapples, soft drinks and grapefruit.

Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, we recommend visiting our team once every six months for a routine checkup. You see, sensitive teeth could be the result of gum disease. Fortunately, our team will be able to help you recognize and reverse the signs of gum disease before it becomes severe. We may also offer you a few other personalized recommendations, such as desensitizing toothpaste.

Our team may be able to offer you more specific advice based on your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to prevent sensitive teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Trevor Smith Dental in Pleasant Grove, Utah, at 801.785.2574. Dr. G. Trevor Smith and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have.