Mind full Of Sensitivity?
Let the taste of your favourite lemon mint cooler or sip of hot tea not make you wince ever again.
Sensitivity of tooth is a sign that indicates your teeth needs immediate Attention..
Each and every tooth of ours has a protective layer over it called Enamel.
Fact: Enamel is the hardest structure of the body, harder than bone.
Sensitivity occurs when this enamel layer is affected by dental caries, chipping/cracking from trauma, aggressive brushing, grinding of teeth (bruxism), or too much consumption of aerated drinks, gum recession from gum disease.
How Can I prevent Tooth Sensitivity?
- Good Oral hygiene is the best defence against any dental problem.
- Use a soft bristles tooth brush and do a gentle brushing for 2 mins twice a day.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3 months, as frayed tooth bristles lead to ineffective brushing and affects the gums too.
- Clean in between the teeth with dental floss (never use toothpick).
- Wear a teeth night guard in case of bruxism.
- Avoid aerated drinks as they erode away the enamel.
Could Teeth Sensitivity be Treated?
Sensitivity of teeth could be easily treated. The treatment varies from simple solution of using a desensitising toothpaste, in-office application of fluoride varnish/ desensitiser, fillings, onlay, to wearing a dental crown.
Tips to Manage Sensitivity Swirl and keep your tongue over the sensitive teeth, the saliva and tongue serve as Thermal insulators and give relief from sensitivity.
Apply a small amount of desensitising tooth paste over the affected teeth, leave it for 3 minutes and brush with a soft bristles tooth brush.
Use Fluoridated mouth wash.
However these tips are suggested only for a symptomatic relief and are not solution.
Consult your dentist at the earliest as Good Oral Health is a gateway to Great General Health.