What causes sensitive teeth pain ?🦷🔨
There are several causes of tooth sensitivity, but the most common reason is caused by brushing the teeth too hard.
While it may seem illogical, brushing your teeth constantly or vigorously can wear away the protective layer of the tooth. Overbrushing exposes the highly porous dentin of the teeth, making your teeth more sensitive.
On the other hand, poor tooth brushing can also lead to gum recession by exposing the roots of your teeth. This also causes painful sensitivity, as the roots of your teeth lack enamel protecting them. Teeth sensitivity can be noticed when your teeth unusually react to hot, cold, and sweet foods and drinks.
Which toothpaste to use for sensitive teeth ?💈
Many people can protect their sensitive teeth as part of their dental care routine with a well-known specialist sensitive toothpaste: such as Sensodyne or Colgate.
Every toothpaste is different, so you’ll have to try more than one brand to find one that’s right for you. While toothpastes don’t provide instant relief, they do show their effects over time.
It is important to regularly brush your teeth twice a day. For more relief against sensitive teeth, you can spread the toothpaste and brush the sore spots on your teeth.
Using this toothpaste with an effective brushing technique and a soft-bristled toothbrush is an important factor to prevent further damage to your teeth.
If your tooth sensitivity is due to enamel erosion and desensitizing toothpaste hasn’t worked, your dentist may recommend a High-fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps reduce tooth sensitivity and prevents cavities by naturally re-hardening tooth enamel. High fluoride toothpaste is available by prescription for up to 3 months of treatment.
High-fluoride mouthwash is also very popular and can be purchased from pharmacies and markets (be sure to seek advice from your dentist).
Your dentist may apply some high-fluoride varnish or gel to your teeth for extra relief during your session.
Your dentist will show you how to use the recommended toothpaste or mouthwash, but these are often used as part of your normal oral care routine.
To sum up:
- Switch To A Soft Toothbrush
- Use Toothpaste Designed For Sensitive Teeth.
- Use High Fluoride Based Teeth Products.
Will my sensitive teeth get any better ? 💗
It all depends on how sensitive your teeth are. If the sensitivity didn’t go away on its own, you should consider more definitive alternatives like Fillers or a Root Canal.
Dental Filling Treatments or Surgical Gum Grafting
Dental Bonding (also called Dent Sealant) can be used to create a natural-looking barrier on the roots of your teeth. This treatment involves applying tooth-colored resin to your exposed tooth roots. Once the process is complete, your smile changes and lasts between five and ten years.
In cases caused by severe gum recession, surgical gum grafts involve taking tissue from one part of your mouth and filling it in the gum of the aching tooth. This covers the root and improves gum health, making the gum line more attractive as well as relieving sensitivity.
Consider Root Canal
If other treatments aren’t giving you the result you need and you’re regularly bothered by a particular tooth being sensitive, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment.
Root canal treatments numb the sensitive nerves in the tooth. Although this treatment may seem a little bit harsh, it will allow you to live without tooth pain nor sensitivity at all. Your dentist will let you know if this treatment will be right for you or not.
How can I take care of my sensitive teeth? 🔧
Whatever treatment you decide on to treat your tooth sensitivity, it’s important to make sure you take good care of your sensitive teeth to prevent further enamel erosion and prevent a recurrence of tooth sensitivity.
If your diet is full of acidic foods and sugary foods (e.g. citrus fruits, ice cream, or chocolate) or drinks (e.g. soft drinks), consider changing your diet as it is a major contributor to enamel erosion.
You should also make sure you follow a good oral care routine by having regular dental checkups with your dentist, brushing twice a day, and flossing.
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