New Delhi, Aug 10: Sensitivity in teeth is a common problem during monsoon season. Try to avoid having steaming hot food or beverages regularly, say experts.
Romsha Vashishth, Consultant, Oro-Dental Surgeon and Implantologist at Columbia Asia Hospital and Aarti Bhasin, Consultant Dentist at Prive Skin & Wellness Clinic have listed few tips:
* Be a oral hygiene follower:
Always brush your teeth twice a day and use desensitize toothpaste to avoid sensitive teeth which is a common problem.
* Reduce intake of added sugars:
Sugar intake with every sip or bite is an acid attack it has too many micro-organisms.
* Change old toothbrushes:
Don’t use toothbrush which is older than 2 months. Replace worn or frayed bristles as these won’t clean every nook and corner of your teeth.
* Nutritionally positive and season rich Diet:
One should eat all the fresh and seasonal fruits. Drink soups, eat almonds and strawberries.
* Use of antioxidants and vitamin C rich foods:
Fruits like pineapple and cucumber help to avoid bleeding of gums and keep your gums healthy.
* Use of non-alcoholic mouthwash:
For fresh breath and to maintain the pH of the saliva, mouthwash is the best.
* Avoid hot sips:
Take care of teeth and avoid hot sips even in rains. Tooth sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of cells within these tubes, causing a short, sharp pain when the area is exposed to hot or cold temperatures through food and beverages.
* Avoid caffeine:
Rain is a perfect excuse of another cup of hot coffee. Coffee helps the bacteria in your mouth to create acids that can lead to tooth and enamel erosion. This can cause your teeth to become thin and brittle.