June 28, 2011

USA: What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

 NEW YORK, NY / WebMD / The Truth About Healthy Teeth / June 28, 2011

Using Too Much Mouthwash 

Love keeping your breath minty fresh? If you grab frequent swigs of mouthwash throughout the day, you may be setting yourself up for sensitive teeth. That's because some mouthwashes contain acids that may make already-sensitive teeth worse. The solution: Ask your dentist about neutral fluoride rinses.

Eating Acidic Foods

Can't get enough tomatoes, citrus, fruit juices, and other acidic goodies? Your teeth can. Enjoy too many acid-rich foods and drinks and you could erode the protective enamel on your teeth, exposing the vulnerable dentin beneath. Can't give up these tart favorites? Help neutralize the acids with a piece of cheese or glass of milk after eating.

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