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Three Sensitive Teeth Treatment Options When You're On A Budget

by Tricia Mool via colegate.com

Budgeting for your health should always include great oral care. Not only is it important to factor in routine dental checkups, but you should consider the cost of your daily home care as well. Employ these three low-cost methods at home to lessen the pain without breaking the bank.

Chew Sugarless Gum

Although chewing sugarless gum isn't a treatment per se, it is a technique you can use to lessen sensitivity by tackling its underlying causes. Sensitivity in teeth occurs most commonly when enamel wears down or gums recede, causing greater exposure to nerve endings and, in turn, higher sensitivity to extreme temperatures. However, chewing sugarless gum increases saliva production, which has been found to help strengthen tooth enamel, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).This simple addition to your oral care is inexpensive and easy to keep up. But always make sure you choose a sugarless gum, even if you don't have sensitive teeth; sugary foods can contribute to tooth decay and further your risk for sensitivity.

Treat It with Toothpaste

Special toothpaste may be a common sensitive teeth treatment you can do at home, but you may not be aware of how toothpaste made for sensitive teeth actually works. Colgate Sensitive Prevent & Repair Colgate Sensitive Prevent & Repair toothpaste contains a maximum-strength, FDA allowed anti-sensitivity active ingredient and works for fast relief within 2 weeks with twice daily use.

Commit to a 'Remineralizing' Diet to Help Harden Enamel

You can strengthen your enamel by including remineralizing foods in your diet. These are foods that include essential minerals known to strengthen the surfaces of your teeth. There are foods from every food group that can help strengthen enamel. In studies reported by the National Institute of Health (NIH), vitamin K has also been shown to help in bone mineral density, and plays a part in maintaing your calcium levels.