How To Prevent Sensitive TeethThursday, June 30, 2016
I love food, and I love sharing food with the people I love. Naturally, I love being able to share meals with Jas, and introducing him to the foods that I like. So imagine how disappointed I was when Jas started developing sensitive teeth, and felt pain whenever he ate hot or cold foods.
I started doing a little bit of research, and found a few ways to help alleviate the pain. We tried quite a few on Jas, so I wanted to share these solutions so that if any of you guys suffer from sensitive teeth, these might help!
1. Avoid sugar, fizz, and acidic drinks
I know this one's a bit of a pain, but you can kind of kill two birds with one stone here! Sugary treats, carbonated drinks, and acidic juices all contribute to stripping the tooth enamel, so avoid them when you can. The good thing is that these all contribute to a growing waistline as well, so you double up the benefits!
If you're like me and you can't help but reach for that sugary treat, try rinsing your mouth right after you're done eating.
2. The type of toothbrush matters!
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. I love the super fine charcoal bristle toothbrushes because they seem to clean pretty well, and they're so comfortable to use. In fact, when I go travelling and don't bring along my charcoal toothbrush, the regular toothbrushes actually irritate my gums.
3. Avoid quickly switching from hot to cold foods, and vice versa
Switching from hot to cold foods, or the other way around, really does cause a lot of sensitivity and pain. Avoid that whenever you can, so try not to order a cold drink especially when you're having hot soup - that's a recipe for disaster. Try ordering a hot or warm drink instead, it helps with digestion anyway.
4. Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth
This is really important! A major change happened when Jason chose to switch from regular toothpaste to toothpaste for sensitive teeth, and I think this is the most important thing to do when you suffer from sensitive teeth.
If you're looking for a good brand - this one from Biorepair is the one that Jas is using right now. It is developed specially for sensitive teeth, and works like a charm. It was developed in Italy and is currently sold worldwide.
It contains an ingredient developed by Biorepair called microRepair® that basically helps to build and repair the tooth enamel. The reviews on Amazon are stellar, and Jas hasn't experienced any issues with sensitive teeth since he started using it.
They have specific methods of application that help amp up the protection of this toothpaste - apparently you are meant to apply it onto your teeth as well after brushing, and leave it there. Jas hasn't tried this method but regular use with brushing seems to be working more than fine.
I've got proof of its effectiveness too, because Jas didn't pack it with him when we went on our trip to Paris, and by the end of our trip (it was a little over two weeks long), his tooth had started experiencing sensitivity again. He's back on the toothpaste now, and has already started to experience less sensitivity in his tooth (it takes roughly a week for the toothpaste to start taking effect).
I hope this helps you guys with sensitive teeth! If you've got any more tips for Jas, please let me know, we're open to more suggestions!