How To Care For Your Sensitive Teeth 

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dental Bonding And Cosmetic Dentistry

McKeel Family Dentistry Serves Gresham 

The people of Gresham can rely on Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry. Whether you need a routine check-up, cosmetic dentistry services, or dental services for your child, McKeel Family Dentistry is ready to help. Michael McKeel, DMD has provided professional dental services in Gresham for decades, and now you can benefit from his high-quality services as well. 

How Do I Take Care Of My Sensitive Teeth? 

Those who have sensitive teeth will likely find the daily routine of tooth care to be extra difficult. It’s hard to be motivated to clean your teeth daily when the process is uncomfortable or even painful. Additionally, people with sensitive teeth need to be extra careful to take care of their enamel and not strip any away or else they could make their sensitivity worse. Here are some tips to help you care for your sensitive teeth. 

Pick The Right Toothbrush And Toothpaste 

The next time you need to pick up a toothbrush, pay attention to the softness of the bristles. Some toothbrushes have softer bristles than others, which can make a big difference. Additionally, some toothpastes are made specifically with sensitive teeth in mind. You can browse your local store for soft or extra softbristled toothbrushes and sensitive toothpaste, although you may find a wider range of options online. 

Be Gentle When Brushing Your Teeth 

Gresham locals should know that they do not need to brush hard when brushing their teeth. In fact, brushing hard can strip away enamel and make tooth sensitivity worse. Hold your toothbrush at a 45degree angle from your gums and take your time. 


Watch Your Diet
Tooth sensitivity can be made worse by sugary or acidic foods. Avoid sodas, candies, citrus, and other sugary or acidic food and drinks. Healthy alternatives for snacks include cheese, milk, plain yogurt, and fiberrich vegetables and fruits. All of these will help you produce more saliva which is useful for watching away harmful leftover sugars and acids in your mouth. 

Get Smiles In An Hour At McKeel Family Dentistry 

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding. 

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistrydental bondingexams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888. 

Categories: dental checkups, dental cleanings, sensitive teeth

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