Tips for treating sensitive teeth and gums

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Do you avoid eating and drinking hot and cold beverages because you can no longer stand the uncomfortable twinges?

If the answer is yes, then there is a light at the end of the tunnel because you do not have to live with the pain when consuming cold, hot, sweet or sour things. There are a number of ways to help treat sensitive teeth and gums.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Your teeth usually because sensitive when the tooth’s enamel wears away and the root become exposed, but it can also result from tooth decay and cracked teeth. Sensitivity can also come from gum disease, receding gums, and aggressive brushing since these all expose the delicate nerves within the roots of the tooth. When the roots come into contact with extreme temperatures, such as cold ice cream or hot drinks they strike the nerves and cause sharp twinges of pain.

Luckily, sensitive teeth and gums are treatable, and also preventable. To prevent this problem you should make sure that you get into a regular dental routine which should include brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a very gentle touch, as well as flossing on a daily basis and having regular dental care check-ups.

Here are some tips on treating sensitive teeth and gums:

Look out for Sensitive Toothpaste

Toothpastes for sensitive teeth are sold in most shops and chemists to stop sensitivity from striking the nerves of the tooth. After a few applications, you’ll find that they truly prevent any twinges of pain.

Choose a fluoride toothpaste

When fluoride is applied to sensitive spots on the teeth, it strengthens the tooth’s enamel to fight off future sensitivity.

Treating the problem

If your sensitive teeth are due to receded gums, we can place a gum graft on the tooth’s root to relieve and reduce the sting at the source.

To help fight the pain and twinges of sensitive teeth and gums call us on 01603 621613 and we will put the fun back into eating and drinking.

 

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