Take care of Sensitive Teeth
Edited by Seighart, Charmed, Eng, Ephraim and 2 others
Sensitive teeth usually caused when gums recede or your enamel on your tooth is gone, in which will cause your nerves on your teeth to be exposed.
When it comes to sensitive teeth there are many ways to help to relieve yourself from pain while performing everyday activities or simply eating a meal. Without any knowledge of how to protect yourself while having sensitive you will find yourself in a world of pain daily. Below are a collection of ways that you can help yourself in order to eliminate the pain that comes with suffering from having sensitive teeth.
Understanding sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth are that cause of wither your gum line receding or if the enamel on your teeth erode away. Think of it as sheet of loose leaf paper, after a couple of uses of the paper you will notice that it gets softer and begins to wear at itself during the many uses, now think of that in terms of your teeth which are something you use daily multiple times a day. The enamel is like a shield that protects your teeth from anything whether it bee the air, drinks, food or physical attacks on your teeth. When the shield becomes eroded then it does not hold up to protecting the teeth successfully. Behind your enamel is something called dentin which is basically the inner layer of your tooth, when your dentin is not protected by your enamel (shield) then this will cause you to suffer from sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth are a pain to live with on the daily basis if you do not watch your activity for this can turn a good day into a bad one. Below are a some ways to help you to take care of your sensitive teeth.
Your Tooth brush
When you are suffering from sensitive teeth you will need to carefully examine which type of tooth brush you are using on your teeth for each toothbrush is not the same when it comes to the condition of your teeth. Upon purchasing your tooth brush look on the package in order to see if the bristles on the tooth brush are for sensitive teeth or not for this will determine whether or not the tooth brush you are using will harm your teeth more by being too hard or is just right for being soft on your teeth. A lot of people do not look at the type of tooth brush they are buying but instead focus on how the tooth brush looks as far as in style or color.
- 1Use a tooth brush that read sensitive for this tooth brush will help to take care of your teethAdvertisement
- 2Use toothpaste that includes potassium nitrate, strontium chloride or enamel build up which can help to strengthen the shield on your teeth.Advertisement
- 3While brushing give the chemicals time to combine with your teeth before spitting out the mixture ad ending your brushing routine
- 4Search for toothpaste that also contains fluoride if the above solutions are not helping you on its own at relieving your sensitive tooth pains.
The longer you allow the solution/toothpaste to sit on your teeth the better chances the mixtures will have of latching on to your teeth to help improve your teeth's sensitivity.
Certain mixture in rinses will help for you to build up the enamel on your teeth in order to fight back the pain of having sensitive teeth. Fluoride is an ingredient that can help you to repair damage that has been inflicted on your teeth and also restoring the enamel in your teeth to help your teeth to become less sensitive. Some mouthwash products come with these ingredients already in them but not all meaning that you may have to purchase these rinses separately.
- 1Rinse your mouth out with fluoride which can be purchased at your local drug storeAdvertisement
- 2Rinse your mouth out with enamel building mouth washes which can be purchased at a local drug store
- 3Ask your dentist to coat your teeth with varnish which is an alternative to the natural enamel which is on your teeth.The varnish coat will protect your teeth just as enamel but will need to be applied physically rather than being applied naturally in the body as enamel is applied.
- 4Ask your dentist to give you a fluoride mouth rinse in order to help coat your teeth with fluoride during you dentist visit
After you eat
A reason you go through pain with your sensitive teeth can be caused from consuming sweet foods that can stick themselves to your teeth then causing them to eat through your enamel shield on your teeth.
- 1Brush your teeth after you finish consuming any type of foods that contain sugar
- 2After eating sugary foods be sure to not only brush but to also rinse your mouth out
- 3Before eating food you can brush before with the special toothpastes mentioned above in order to help coat your teeth to be protected from these types of food
- 4Rinses your mouth before eating any food which can help to coat your teeth with enamel to prevent any further damage that can be caused to your teeth upon eating these types of foods.
Chewing gum can help to strengthen the enamel in your teeth but be sure to consume gum that is sugarless for gum with sugar will only cause greater damage to the enamel in your teeth. By chewing the gum you will be producing saliva in your mouth which helps to provide minerals to your teeth that will help you to build back your enamel on your teeth. Also the saliva will help to put minerals back onto your teeth that was lost from the consuming of certain foods.
Water wipes away all sugar that was placed in the mouth and especially on your teeth which help to eliminate the break down of enamel on the teeth from the sugary or harmful foods that were consumed. This can be used as an alternate way to help clean your teeth when you are not in the position to brush your teeth at that very moment after you have eaten these kinds of foods.
Even though there are many ways for you to help heal your sensitive teeth issues at home nobody will be a bigger help than your dentist. Your dentist can help you to strengthen your teeth effectively in order to help you to overcome the pain of having sensitive teeth. There are certain procedures that your dentist can take in order to help you to build back your enamel, as stated above you can get a fluoride rinse, enamel rinse or a varnish shield in order to place a temporary shield on your teeth that was lost by not having enamel.
- 1You will need to brush your teeth using a soft bristled toothbrush as well as desensitizing toothpaste in which contains Potassium nitrate, Fluoride or Strontium Chloride.This will prevent sensations from your teeth.
- 2Make sure that you brush your teeth 30 to 40 minutes after eating
- 3Never grind your teeth, it will cause damage and more sensitivity
- 4You will have to avoid the acidic or carbonated drinks and food since it usually causes this.
- 5Your last option is to visit your dentist since dentist knows best when it comes to your teeth.Advertisement
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.