What to do with sensitive teeth
Sensitivity has always been associated with pain. If your teeth are cracked or your gums are receding where the roots of the teeth are exposed, you can expect to have sensitivity or pain. The things that can trigger the pain vary in form, availability and intensity that they can cause. It can be a beverage that is too cold or too hot, age, hard bristle tooth brush and poor dental hygiene.
How do you avoid pain if you have sensitive teeth?
At St James Dental Group, we recommend the following to stop or minimize the pain:
Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you are suffering from pain due to teeth sensitivity, try this special toothpaste. The toothpaste helps to block the small nerve endings of the teeth. You may not feel the difference immediately, it may take a couple of weeks, but you should see a difference. You will feel less sensitive the more you use it. The popular brand in the market is Sensodyne. Another good brand of toothpaste for sensitivity is Dr Welch which is rich in fluoride that can cot only cover the sensitive nerves but also, strengthen the teeth. There is also prescription toothpaste like Colgate Provident 5000 which can give you relief much faster if not immediately. Using these brands makes your teeth less sensitive and makes you more comfortable.
- Dental Fluoride treatment. This is done in the office and is a great way to help strengthen your teeth and help with the sensitivity. This actually helps a lot if the problem of your teeth to cause you to be sensitive is not severe. Otherwise, it will not be as effective.
- Applying Tooth Desensitizer. Your dentist will apply this coating on your teeth which will fill or cover all the cracks and crevices of your teeth so that the your teeth will be covered and you will not feel sensitive This eventually wears off and you will need to repeat as needed.
- Maintaining good dental health. Nothing beats prevention. If you take care of your teeth properly and seek the advice of your dentists then, you will be assured of good dental health. You have to pick the right toothbrush to avoid receding gums and teeth erosion. You also have to choose your food wisely. Avoid sodas because they do not only trigger dental caries, they also erode the enamel and weaken your pearly whites. Eat high fiber food and go natural. Floss and mouthwash helps you clean the in-betweens of your teeth.
- Use the straw. Now you know that too hot and too cold drinks can trigger the pain. You can use straw to sip the cold or hot liquid. By doing this, your tongue can shield away your teeth and can channel the liquid directly to the throat.
Here is a video to get more into what causes sensitive teeth:
Tooth sensitivity can be avoided by dental care. Continual erosion of the enamel and receding gums are the primary reasons for teeth sensitivity. Use dental products to help you maintain tooth strength. Enjoy and have a greater, stronger and shinny white teeth longer.
By: Ladan Zinati