Tooth Sensitivity

Since people with bruxism often don't even realize they are grinding their teeth, it is important to use the guard every night. Many different types of toothbrushes are available today. However, it is important to select a soft bristle brush that is less likely to damage enamel and worsen your dental sensitivity. Also make sure that the sensitive toothpaste contains fluoride. Fluoride helps re-initiate enamel by drawing displaced minerals, such as phosphorus or calcium, to the tooth surface. Try to spread a thin layer of desensitizing toothpaste on the roots of exposed teeth before going to bed. The Mayo Clinic reports that acidic foods and drinks, such as coffee and citrus, can dissolve their enamel, creating dental sensitivity. Try to completely avoid those acidic foods, but we understa

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