I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
Do you have sensitive teeth? If you recently started to notice sensitivity, you may be worried about whether there is a serious underlying issue, or perhaps you are like some people who have ignored their sensitive teeth for a long time. If you are ready to learn things you can do to live a full life despite teeth sensitivity, the following information can help you get started.
Toothbrush and Toothpaste Selection
Switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush if you are not currently using one. More abrasive bristles may aggravate your already sensitive or damaged enamel.
You should also strongly consider the benefits of choosing a toothpaste that is designed for people with sensitive teeth. There are mouth rinses to complement many of these types of toothpaste. Try to choose brands that have the ADA seal of approval because the information and claims made on the labels of products with the ADA seal are proof that claims made about the product have been tested and verified.
Mindful Food Selection
Perhaps you have noticed that certain foods cause tooth sensitivity episodes. For example, you may notice that you experience sensitivity when you eat foods with sugar in them. This could be a sign of decay, and refraining from sugary foods may be helpful.
Consider using sweeteners that do not contain sugar. Examples are saccharin and stevia. If you must eat sugar-containing foods, ensure you brush your teeth immediately after you eat to avoid a possible toothache.
You may experience relief from tooth sensitivity by using a drinking straw for beverages. Opt for diet varieties of beverages, which often do not contain real sugar.
Try to determine whether or not your sensitivity is related to the temperature of beverages, which may be a sign of enamel erosion rather than decay. It is also helpful to drink fluoridated water and rinse your mouth with it after meals if you cannot find the time to brush your teeth following a meal.
A dentist is the best resource to use to determine the cause of your tooth sensitivity. They can offer additional tips and may be able to treat your teeth and prevent further damage. Delays in finding out the reason for tooth sensitivity could result in irreversible damages. For example, if your tooth sensitivity is the result of tooth decay, infection could spread to nearby tissue and result in tooth loss or illness. Visit http://accentdentalnwi.com/ for more information.Share
23 February 2016