What to avoid when you have sensitive teeth

Avoid the following when you have sensitive teeth:

  • A toothbrush that is too hard
  • Rinsing your mouth out with cold water
  • Anything acidic: citrus fruits and juices, mouthwashes that are too acidic, pickles, sodas, tea, tomatoes, vinegar-based products
  • Foods and beverages that are either too hot or too cold
  • Sugary foods, if that is a trigger for youyoung-man-with-toothache-sml
  • Breathing cold air in through your mouth if you can breathe through your nose or a scarf instead
  • Chewing on hard objects including but not limited to ice, nails, unpopped popcorn kernels, pencils
  • Choosing to use your teeth as a bottle opener, staple remover, pair of scissors, or any other toos you may be missing unless it is a life-or-death emergency
  • Regular, whitening, or tartar-control toothpaste—choose a toothpaste for sensitive teeth instead
  • Choosing not to brush and floss on a regular basis because it hurts
  • Too much teeth whitening
  • Gnashing your teeth in frustration
  • Not seeing your dentist for regular check-ups

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