OUR TOP TIPS TO MANAGE TEETH SENSITIVITY!
1. Use toothpaste specifically made for sensitive teeth – It is important to ask a dentist before allowing a child under age 12 to use a desensitising product. You can try unflavored toothpaste or use a clean washcloth or piece of gauze to gently wipe your child’s sensitive teeth. Teens can try toothpaste such as Colgate Sensitive. Sensodyne ProNamel for Children is indicated for ages six and up, but ask a dentist before switching.
2. Use a mouthwash with fluoride – If cavities are causing your child’s tooth sensitivity, try a fluoride mouthwash as long as it is appropriate for your child’s age. You may also be able to purchase fluoride gel to use at home, but it will need to come from a dentist.
3. Make sure the toothbrush is soft – Children should not use medium or hard toothbrushes. Soft is effective for cleaning. Also, extra soft is preferred for younger children. Gentle care is best if your child has sensitive teeth.