One of the best parts about warmer weather is the tasty cold treats – who doesn’t enjoy popsicles, ice cream, or an icy drink to cool us down? But for those that suffer from tooth sensitivity, those treats can cause a great deal of pain. And if you’re one of the sufferers, read on – we have some tips to help you with those painful sensitive teeth:

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Use Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitivity is a common occurrence, and so there are many toothpastes available that help. Ask your dentist which brand they recommend, or visit your local drug store and compare.

Switch to a Soft Toothbrush

Your toothbrush may be too hard for your sensitive teeth. Opt for one with softer bristles – they’re even recommended for those without tooth sensitivity.

Avoid Acidic Foods

Fruit, fruit juices, colas and other highly acidic food wears down the enamel on your teeth, causing that painful sensitivity. Try to avoid these items to help keep your tooth enamel strong.

Use a Straw

If you’re going to take the plunge and drink those cold or acidic drinks, try using a straw to minimize the contact to your teeth.

Visit Your Dental Professional

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