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How to help prevent tooth sensitivity

  • Keep your teeth clean. Plaque forms bacteria that irritate your gums and may make them recede.

  • Use desensitizing toothpaste and fluoridated dental products.

  • Use a soft toothbrush that won’t scratch tooth enamel or wear away gum tissue and brush gently using a circular motion.

  • Use warm water when brushing your teeth to soften your toothbrush’s bristles.

  • Avoid tobacco in any form. In addition to its cancer-causing effects, smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco may cause gums to recede.

  • Reduce your intake of acidic foods and sugary snacks and drinks.

Braganza Periodontics | Peterborough Periodontist


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