I scream, you scream, we all scream from frozen treats!
Those are not the right words to the song, but if you're one of the over 4 million Americans who endures hardships from tooth sensitivity to sweets or tooth sensitivity to cold, you may be cowering at the thought of the fizzy treat.
Actually talking to your Orthodontist Normand Bach ought to be on the top on your to-do list to get the best solution for your tooth alignment and sensitivity, but here is some information to bear in mind in the meanwhile.
The Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Be true to your teeth, and they won’t be false to you.
Teeth sensitivity may come and go with time, and it is generally triggered by exposed root areas or dentin from periodontal disease and receded gum line.
Contrary to the caps of the teeth, the root areas of the teeth are not protected by enameled surface, but rather cementum.
Once the cementum or enamel damages the nerves within your tooth are exposed which may trigger tooth sensitivity.
Frequent causes of decay include:
· Use of abrasive mouthwash
· Overzealous tooth brushing
· Acid reflux disorder
· A citrus diet regime
· Excessive teeth bleaching
· Teeth grinding
People who have a sensitive tooth or people who know their teeth have the vulnerable side can easily carry out a few simple measures to reduce the teeth sensitivity. Regular brushing and flossing to maintain proper dental hygiene likewise help prevent tooth sensitivity.
The great news? A sensitive tooth can easily be treated!
How you can Treat your tooth Sensitivity
Confer with your dental professional about any toothache or tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods or drinks.
Oral cavities and decay should be treated. Your dental practitioner may highly recommend an American dental association approved fluoride gel toothpaste or desensitizing toothpaste for use. With more serious cases of tooth sensitivity, a root canal, a gum graft or a filling may be required.
You may also be considering dietary changes, for example eliminating alcohol, fruit juices, and high-sugar soft drinks from your daily intake. And not to mention, you will have to stay informed about good dental care regimens to prevent future problems.
A soft bristle brush will cut down the friction on your teeth. On top of that, it'll also cut back the access to the nerves, thus reducing the pain. Norman Bach also recommends the use of a fluoride rinse or sensitive teeth gel to strengthen your teeth enamel. To keep the pain sensation from returning, you'll need to use a sensitivity protection toothpaste.
Don't underestimate sensitive teeth symptoms during the early stages. If you feel pain right after drinking something cold or hot, then talk to your dentist and make sure if the pain has been triggered by tooth sensitivity.
If that's the case, then take preventive steps to avert painful situations down the road. The adage 'a stitch in time, save nine' fits here!