Care For Your Sensitive Teeth

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It's fairly easy to tell you have sensitive teeth. When you take drinks of extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, you feel sensitivity, a kind of sensation in your teeth that runs the spectrum of mild discomfort to out-and-out pain. It’s also possible to feel a sharp pain when you eat sweet things like icing or candy, or even with sharp or spicy flavors. Sensitive teeth can be caused by anything. It could have been an injury. You might have bitten down to hard on something thereby weakening your tooth or wearing out its enamel. Or perhaps you are a tooth grinder, and that has weakened. Sometimes, teeth shift and two teeth rubbing against each other can result in sensitivity overall. This can be temporary or permanent.

Fortunately, these days, there are products designed to help. Toothpastes made for sensitive teeth can be purchased at the pharmacy. These contain potassium nitrate which soothes the nerve ends of your teeth, easing the sensitivity. These products have been found to provide fairly long-lasting relief while fighting cavities and whitening your teeth. Consult the Guardian pharmacist about your available options. To prevent sensitive teeth, a fluoride rinse can be helpful. And you hit two birds with one stone as they also lower the occurrence of cavities. Make sure you don’t brush your teeth too hard as this can cause dental trauma or weakness. It can be bothersome to have sensitive teeth and there are some measures you have to take, but all in all, it does not have to be painful. Fortunately, there are products on the market that can help ease any dental sensitivity.

Nothing improves the look and condition of your teeth like regular dental sessions. Make an appointment to see your dentist at least every six months.
 If you are not happy with your dentist, well, you can always switch. Visiting the dentist’s office is no longer the trial and fearsome experience it used to be. In fact, now there are even dental spas to help the patients relax. How do you choose a dentist? The best way is to get a referral from a trusted friend or family member.

Here are some things to consider ...

# Is your dentist open to answering you question?

# Does he explain what he is going to do and what you are going to feel?

# Do you have to wait a long time before you see your dentist?

# Does he use gloves when he examines you? 

# Do you like and feel comfortable in your dentist’s office?