07 Mar Dealing With Sensitive Teeth
Your Egham dentist offers advice to help overcome this common problem.
At our Egham dental surgery one of the most common problems our patients tell us about is sensitive teeth. This is no surprise as it is something a large amount of the population suffer with. Dealing with sensitive teeth can be really hard; not being able to eat or drink certain things because you know the pain will be unbearable and knowing you might get sharp pain when you don’t expect to.
Sensitive teeth can range from being a slight irritant, to a truly debilitating problem that really does have a large negative effect on the person suffering.
Luckily, there are lots of ways to either reduce tooth sensitivity, or protect yourself from getting it at all. Your Crown House dental team wants you to be able to enjoy a pain-free mouth at all times – so here are some tips to help:
Sensitive Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth
Your first stop should be toothpaste for sensitive teeth. It makes sense that the product you are using to help protect your teeth is designed to protect you against sensitive teeth. There are lots of different brands out there offering a solution to this problem, and the more regularly these types of toothpaste are used, the better. When you visit your Egham dentist we will be more than happy to advise you on which brands we consider the best.
Acid Is The Enemy
You can’t avoid acid in food, but you can try to reduce the amount you consume. This is beneficial because acid can break down tooth enamel which protects your teeth. There are many different food and drink types with acid in, but some are worse than others. When you visit Crown House Dental we can discuss the main types to avoid.
A Softer Toothbrush Is A Good Idea
Although most adults use a medium to soft bristled toothbrush, those with sensitive teeth can benefit from using a softer toothbrush which doesn’t aggravate the teeth.
A Great Oral Hygiene Routine Helps
The healthier your teeth, the better. When you don’t brush your teeth properly or regularly enough, or your diet is particularly high in acid, you are at risk of getting plaque. Plaque creates acids which irritate teeth and gums, especially if those teeth are sensitive. A good hygiene routine is so important in terms of avoiding plaque formation.
Visit Crown House Dental In Egham
If you would like advice on how to keep your teeth healthy with a great oral hygiene routine, please call us and we will be more than happy to make you an appointment. Regular checkups with your dentist are important, as are visits to the hygienist. Both are essential to help you receive the regular maintenance and advice you need to ensure healthy and pain free teeth for as long as possible.
Remember, sensitive teeth can be prevented with the right approach to oral hygiene and care, and Crown House Dental are the ideally placed in Egham to advise you. Please call us today on 01784 432 641 to find out more.