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If you have to deal with sensitive teeth, you know that several things can cause discomfort. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, you could struggle with even letting a cool breeze hit your teeth. Similarly, you probably know that there are certain foods you should avoid, but do you know exactly what they are? Do you know what might cause your sensitivity or what you can do to address the issue?

The simplest thing to do is avoid foods that are too hot or too cold. Fortunately, if you avoid hot foods, or let your food cool down, you can usually avoid discomfort. You should also consider staying away from cold and frozen foods. Sugary foods, highly acid foods, and spicy foods could all cause discomfort. More specifically, you may want to avoid foods and drinks issues such as apples, wine, pineapples, soft drinks and grapefruit.

Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Stephen R. Hooper once every six months. Our team can help you avoid gum disease—which could be the source of your sensitive teeth. You can also do a few things at home to care for your teeth, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least daily.

Our team may be able to offer you more specific advice based on your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to prevent sensitive teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Hooper Family Dentistry at 318-742-2272. Dr. Stephen R. Hooper and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you soon.