βЯ!@N asked in HealthDental · 4 weeks ago

How do I relieve sensitive teeth?

I had a deep filling around a year or so ago filled, so I grind my teeth and per the doctor order, I now use a mouth guard.. it didn’t work the greatest so now I use a hard plastic one that elevates the back teeth so the rest don’t touch.. I floss daily sometimes twice, use mouthwash with fluoride, use sensitive toothpaste, I even oil pull daily.. I just don’t know what is going on.. every time I see my dentist they always say my teeth look fine.. I’m going crazy bc I feel like I’m doing everything there is to do.. I don’t drink soda and rinse my mouth out after I have coffee.. 

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Andy is wrong, if you have weak enamel the Dentine underneath is sensitive.

    So here goes.

    Stop the oil pulling it is useless. Stop the mouthwash until last thing at night, stop the flossing for now.

    Put a dab of the sensitive toothpaste on your finger and rub each tooth, leave for at least 5 minutes or longer. This will fill in the cracks in your enamel. Brush gently with warm water. Do this 3 times a day if you can. 

    It can take a couple of weeks to make a difference but it usually works. We recommended this when I worked for a UK Dentist.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Teeth have no nerves and therefore cannot be sensitive. 

    Your gums are sensitive, likely due to a diet containing regular added sugars.

    That's what causes cavities; not a lack of brushing. 

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