Here’s how to help prevent tooth sensitivity:

  •  Keep your teeth clean: plaque forms bacteria that irritates your gums and may make them recede.
  • Use desensitizing toothpaste and fluoridated dental products.
  • Use a soft toothbrush that won’t scratch tooth enamel or wear away gums tissue and brush gently using a circular motion.
  • Use warm water when brushing your teeth to soften your toothbrush’s bristles.
  • Avoid tobacco in any form. In addition to its carcinogenic effects, smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco may cause gums to recede.
  • Reduce your intake of acidic foods and sugary snacks and drinks.