1) Monitor brushing habits.
Teach your child to follow a dental regimen that involves brushing twice a day, for a full two minutes, using consistently gentle strokes with soft-bristled brushes.
2) Brush with desensitizing paste.
Desensitizing pastes are a recommended means to help manage pain till the sensitivity clears. The specialized formula in these pastes contain components that intercept pain signals within the sensitive tooth.
3) Use a fluoridated mouthwash.
Mineral compounds in fluoridated mouthwashes help numb sensitivity and build enamel over regular use. Natural remedies like saltwater rinsing routines and clove oil mouthwashes can help alleviate sensitivity too.
4) Visit your dentist regularly.
Sensitivity could be a sign of cavities or underlying gum disease since exposed tooth pulp and roots are generally sensitive to cold. Your dentist would be able to detect this during an examination and treat it accordingly.
5) Fluoride treatment.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that fights cavities and helps form healthy teeth. Your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment to combat sensitivity, wherein the mineral is applied to painful areas to fortify enamel and reduce pain.