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If you’re a victim of tooth sensitivity and you’re looking for treatments or remedies to use at home, our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. team is thrilled to help you!

Tooth sensitivity in Kirkland, Washington, generally occurs when your tooth enamel has been worn or when your gums have moved away from your teeth, exposing your gums. To help you have the comfort you deserve, Dr. Mark Andrews recommends doing the following things at home:

Change your brand of toothpaste
Some toothpastes, like whitening and tartar-control toothpaste, increase tooth sensitivity, so it’s best to stay away from these oral hygiene tools. There is a type of toothpaste that can help you with your discomfort, and that paste is called desensitizing toothpaste. It’s best to use this paste because it tends to block and protect the pathways that lead to the nerves of your teeth.

Take it easy on your teeth
Please do not use a hard-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth. This tool tends to wear the enamel and irritate your gums, which can lead to more sensitivity. It’s also best to avoid brushing your smile too vigorously, no matter which type of toothbrush you use. Be soft and gentle as you clean your chompers, especially as you get closer to your gums.

Avoid eating acidic foods
Acidic foods and drinks tend to make tooth sensitivity worse. So, do your best to avoid eating or drinking foods and drinks like tomatoes, soda, oranges, orange juice, and lemons.

Now that you know all about the home treatments for tooth sensitivity, we encourage you to try them out! We want you to have the best dental experience imaginable, and we believe that is possible if you use the mentioned tips. If these tips fail to work, please call 425-821-8100 at your earliest convenience so we can get to the root of the problem. Your dentist and our entire team are here to help you!