How to care for sensitive teeth

Many of us say we have "sensitive teeth." We usually means that we feel twinges pain or discomfort in our teeth in certain situations. These may include:
  •     Drinking or eating cold things
  •     Drinking or eating hot things
  •     Eating Candy
  •     Touching the teeth with other teeth or tongue
  •     Breathing cold air

More than half of us experience the bustle of sensitive teeth at some point in our lives - 30 percent of us suffer from every day - and it is a problem that seems to be increasing. One of the most common dental complaints, it tends to peak between 30-50 years of age. Women are consistently shown to suffer more, but nobody knows why.


One culprit is receding gums - they expose the sensitive dentin roots of the teeth do not fall within the protective enamel. Receding gums are more common with age, but they are also caused by over-brushing, which carries them out, or brushing and flossing, which can lead to illness and loss.

Certain foods and drinks can also be affected. All of the acid will dissolve the enamel slightly. This means that sugary foods and drinks, all frizzy, including carbonated water and fruit and juice - especially the rhubarb and grapefruit. Wine, vinegars, pickles, and lemon juice can have the same effect.

Other causes may include reflux, where stomach acid rises into the mouth. People with eating disorders such as bulimia often have sensitive teeth, thanks to erosion from vomiting.

Excessive growth pains grinding can wear away enamel and dental whitening procedures can cause temporary sensitivity.

What you can do:

A few tweaks to your system for dental care and diet can really help:

Avoid using hard bristled brushes. It is good to avoid a hard bristled brushes and aggressive scrubbing. Select medium brushes or better yet, electric toothbrush. It is almost impossible to over-pitched one, and you need to clean the gums, so that the disease is less likely.

Oral B Triumph 9900 Toothbrush with Smart Guide comes with a wireless display, which includes a warning if you brush your teeth too hard. If the device detects You're brushing too hard, the red light appears on the screen, which sends a message, you can lighten the pressure. Another feature of the mobile device is a quarter circle is divided into the mouth showing which areas you've already brushed. This helps prevent over-brushing area of ​​your mouth.

That is a desensitizing toothpaste. You should also experiment with products designed specifically for the problem. There are two preparations of toothpaste, the treatment of sensitive teeth: strontium chloride and potassium nitrate.

Sensodyne toothpaste was the original treatment of sensitive teeth, and its active substance is strontium.

When the roots are exposed, you may have to open the pores of the tooth dentin, which leads directly to the dental pulp. Are just touching the surface that can cause pain. Cold, or air can also cause pain. Strontium chloride, the ingredient of Sensodyne original formula, plug these pores or tubules.

Later, the use of potassium nitrate toothpaste formula, which is also a very effective treatment for tooth sensitivity. It seems that the potassium is calming nerves tooth, which prevents the transfer of pain stimuli. Denquel introduced a competing brand, with an alternative formula for potassium nitrate.

Then the formula for potassium nitrate was Sensodyne version. Now, there are several brands available in both formulas, and they all seem to work well. It is a matter of finding that works for your particular pattern of sensitivity. If you try the formula and it does not work, it might help to try another formula.

For best results, put toothpaste on a dry brush, so it is not diluted, and saliva - but do not rinse - when you're ready.

Floss daily. Do not avoid flossing your teeth, it is an important part of good dental hygiene. You should do it at least once a day after brushing your teeth.

Avoid sugary, shower, and diet drinks. Although it is probably best to avoid sugary, shower, and diet drinks, not to abstain from fruit, juice or other acidic foods, but healthy - not just a brush within 20 minutes (and preferably an hour) to consume them. Sage helps to neutralize acid in your teeth, and if you brush it off, would you intervene in this process, and flush away temporarily softened enamel. So brush your teeth before breakfast, rather than after.

Drink through a straw all. Starts to protect your smile today to drink everything through a straw. Place the straw behind your mouth. This limits the time the drink is in contact with your teeth.

Up your intake of CoQ10. There is some evidence exists for gum disease, combined with low coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant that the body naturally, can be found widely in foods, and available in supplement form.

Use a mouth guard. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, so ask your dentist about getting a mouth guard to sleep. This helps to prevent grinding of teeth, which can lead to sensitivity.

See your dentist. If the pain is very high intensity and prolonged, see a dentist.

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