Sensitivity toothpaste, which contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate
are very effective in treating sensitive teeth
. After a few weeks of use you may notice a decrease in sensitivity. Highly acidic foods such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons, as well as tea and soda can increase tooth sensitivity
, and work against any sensitivity toothpaste. If you do not get
relief by brushing gently and using a desensitizing toothpaste, see your dentist
. There are special compounds that can be applied in office
to the roots of your tooth to reduce
—if not eliminate—the sensitivity. High-fluoride containing home care products can also be recommended to help reduce tooth sensitivity.