My secret to sensitive-free teeth

Over the years, Bianca Cheah has avoided cold foods and drinks due to her sensitive teeth. Here, she reveals how she manages this painful condition.

Bianca Cheah, sensodyne, sensitive teeth

Ice water, ice cream and even cold air when sleeping of a night (I sleep with my mouth open when I have a cold – oh how attractive I must look!) affects my sensitive teeth. That’s why I’ve had to (unfortunately) avoid drinking or eating anything iced over the years.

Sensodyne, sensitive teethSensodyne True White means, I no longer have to:

  • Eat ice cream out of a cone with my lips over my teeth or opt for a cup and spoon option, being careful to avoid my front teeth.
  • Use a straw to sip on iced drinks. Otherwise, guzzling coconut water with ice cubes usually results in my pug-like face, once again. Not pretty!
  • I always drink tepid water. Even during the summer months, tap water or bottle water (unrefrigerated) is always my go-to beverage post-workout.
  • Even when I have a cold and there’s no hope in ever breathing in through my nostrils when I sleep, I resort to my mouth falling open. Even then, I can’t sleep properly because of the cool air hitting my front teeth.

Although having sensitive teeth is the norm for me, there is a product on the market that really helps me with all of the above. And I can’t thank the brainy tooth researchers at Sensodyne enough for creating Sensodyne True White. Who knew, I could have had pug-like face for the rest of my life or just been that really annoying girl at a restaurant who can’t eat anything (at least I’m not the no sugar and gluten girl).

Here are two recipes that I’ve begun to LOVE again

Iced Coconut And Cherry FrappeCherry Frappe

Simple and refreshing, this iced coconut frappe recipe is my go-to healthy sweet treat in summer. Full of electrolytes, it also helps alleviate dehydration and fuels my body post-workout.

2 x cups of ice cubes
2 x coconuts of water
1 x cup of Cherry flesh
1/4 cup of coconut cream

Add into a blender and mix. Voila! A healthy coconut frappe that I can drink without a straw.

For the relief of sensitive teeth. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Banana ice cream

Banana Ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And this super simple recipe is not only super tasty, but also healthy.

I usually save this treat for post-workout or when I’m craving something sweet. Why? Bananas are jam-packed with potassium, which can help with my dreaded calf cramps that often disturb my workouts. Plus, they’re a rich source of carbohydrates, making me feel fuller for longer.

How to:

Freeze a bunch of very ripe bananas overnight. Make sure they’re almost bruise worthy, as this makes the ice cream tastier.

The next day, grab them out of the freezer, chop them up and place in blender or food processor with Chia Seeds (I love Chia Seeds) If I’m feeling extra naughty I may add a dallop of natural almond butter to serve – delish!

Whatever I don’t eat, I just place back in the freezer for the next day 

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Sensodyne True White assists with sensitive teeth
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As one of Australia’s leading fitness models and health bloggers, Bianca Cheah is a picture of glowing wellness. A businesswoman, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and one of the country's most high profile models, Bianca is a force to be reckoned with and is dedicated to sharing her wellness and health philosophy to Australia and the world. With a background in design, media and both the beauty and fitness industries, the Queensland-born beauty has spent the past decade becoming an authority on health, stylish living and wellbeing. Seeing a gap in the market for a stylish health and fitness site, Bianca launched a blog called Sporteluxe in December 2012 and in less than a year transformed it into the country's most innovative and exciting digital publication. Today as founder and Managing Director of Sporteluxe.com, Bianca is not only the face of Sporteluxe but oversees the strategy and direction, is the driving force behind the brand and has built the go-to site for everything luxe health, luxe fitness and luxe living and has now become a mini health empire for those who seek out inspiration daily. The Bianca Cheah empire continues to grow as she embarks on a number of exciting new collaborations, projects and business ventures in the beauty and health spheres.