6 Tips for Whitening Sensitive Teeth
Your daily diet can play a major role in the whiteness of your teeth. Certain foods and drinks may stain your teeth, as well as trigger sensitivity pain. That’s because over time, tooth enamel can wear down, exposing the porous surface underneath that allows cold, hot, sweet, or sour, triggers to enter and cause sensitivity pain.
Check out the tips below to keep stains and your sensitive teeth under control.
6 Ways to Protect Your Sensitive Teeth from Your Daily Diet
1: Red Wine
Red wines such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot can definitely stain teeth with prolonged use.
Tip: Help prevent discoloration by rinsing your mouth with water after drinking.
2: Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are common triggers for tooth sensitivity and are also high in chromogens, which are pigmented compounds that can cling to teeth.
Tip: Try adding milk to your coffee and tea to minimize their staining effects.
3: Candies & Sweets
Sugary sweets with food coloring can stain your teeth as well as trigger sensitivity. Caramel and sticky candies can also cause sensitivity and stain.
Tip: Avoid brushing your teeth within 1 hour after eating sugary sweets.
4: Soft Drinks
Fizzy soft drinks, especially colas, can lead to acid erosion, which may thin enamel and cause the yellowing of your teeth over time.
Tip: Drink with a straw to avoid prolonged contact with your teeth.
5: Eat Foods That Help Keep Teeth Strong
Incorporate more calcium rich foods like cheese and milk to help strengthen teeth as well as crunchy vegetables which are good for the surface of your teeth.
Tip: Celery, Kale, cucumbers, and carrots are great choices.
6: Sensodyne Extra Whitening Toothpaste
Sensodyne Extra Whitening is what our office reccommends for senstivity. It helps to remove surface stains for whiter teeth while also providing sensitivity relief and lasting protection when you brush twice a day, every day.
Tip: Use a soft-bristled or electric toothbrush because they are gentler on sensitive teeth