If consuming cold foods such as ice cream or drinking hot coffee or tea makes you cringe, it may be a sign that you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. Hot or cold foods, as well as sugar rich and acidic diets are proven to cause discomfort in people with sensitive teeth. There are certain foods and drinks you can avoid to protect yourself from pain and discomfort when suffering from tooth sensitivity,
Most people with dentin hypersensitivity struggle while eating foods with extreme temperatures and ice cream is one of the top offenders. Not only does the ice cold temperature cause extreme discomfort to the sufferers, but this delicious dessert contains high amounts of sugar that can be broken down by bacteria on the teeth and lead to tooth decay causing even more damage to sensitive teeth.
Sticky toffees and Candies
Hard candies, sticky caramel toffees sour candies, gummies, and similar sweets may stimulate tooth sensitivity. Additionally, the immense sugar content that almost all candies are made from make them some of the most detrimental foods one can eat as they provide zero nutritional value directly contribute to tooth decay. It is advised to rinse thoroughly and eat sparingly to protect sensitive teeth from the sweets!
The high sugar content in beer and alcoholic beverages contribute to tooth decay and sensitivity. Wine is acidic and can again cause sensitivity in teeth.
Even healthier beverage options such as juices and energy drinks are made with plenty of sugars and acids and if consumed should be rinsed out or flushed down with water. If they remain on the teeth or in the mouth they will create a favorable environment for tooth decay to occur.
Coffee is an essential early morning component of the breakfast routine for millions of people. Often people have a cup or two at breakfast and keep themselves fueled with it throughout the day. Sadly, the temperature of coffee, its level of acidity, and often the tendency for people to drink it with added sugars make it a concern in those experiencing sensitive teeth.
Foods that are good for you:
For healthy teeth and gums as well as general health and well-being it is important to think about what you’re eating or drinking awareness is key. It’s not only what you eat but when you eat that can affect your dental health. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
For good dental health, keep these tips in mind when choosing your meals and snacks:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups, including:
- whole grains
- lean sources of protein such as lean beef, skinless poultry and fish; dry beans, peas and other legumes
- low-fat and fat-free dairy foods
- Limit the number of snacks you eat.
Limit in between meal snacks. Foods that are eaten as part of a meal cause less harm to teeth than eating lots of snacks throughout the day, because more saliva is released during a meal. Saliva helps wash foods from the mouth and lessens the effects of acids, which can harm teeth and cause erosion and tooth decay.
For good dental health remember to:
- Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Visit your dentist every six months
- Invest in a good quality natural tooth paste such a SprinJene Natural tooth paste
After careful consideration regarding the harm that everyday toothpastes can cause our bodies, let us now look at the benefits that natural toothpastes have to offer.
Each of these harmful ingredients can be replaced with natural and non-toxic alternatives that produce the same results. The following are listed benefits of a 100% Natural and USDA bio preferred and certified Tooth paste called SprinJene. It is available with and without fluoride and is Cruelty free as well as Halal and Kosher certified.
These are the ingredients present:
Black seed oil - Known to have excellent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
Zinc- Helps control the growth of bacteria, plaque and tartar thereby promoting healthy gums. ADA Approved
Acacia gum - A natural organic binder
Xylitol and Stevia- non cariogenic natural sweeteners. Xylitol helps promote saliva production and prevents tooth decay. It is also ADA approved.
Coconut oil - Helps lubricate oral surfaces to bring comfort to dry mouth sufferers and may help to prevent tooth decay after some enzyme digestion.
Green apple and Mint extracts - Taste modifiers with cooling sensation.
Aqua - Solvent to solubilize salts. Formulation aid.
Silica- Natural abrasives to assist stain removal.
Glycerin - Glycerin is a non-carcinogenic and a Non-GMO humectant that helps protect our formulas against bacteria growth and keep the product moist.
In addition to these properties SprinJene is a certified Gluten free toothpaste making it 100% safe for people suffering from Celiac disease and gluten allergies.