The Causes of Teeth Sensitivity & How to Avoid it

Post by: Gerarda on 05 Dec 2022

Teeth sensitivity is caused by the exposure of the dentin, the layer of the tooth beneath the enamel. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

• Tooth decay
• Tooth erosion
• Worn fillings
• Brushing teeth too hard or with a toothbrush that has hard bristles
• Consuming acidic foods and drinks (such as citrus fruits and carbonated beverages)
• Grinding or clenching teeth
• Gum disease

To avoid tooth sensitivity, you can:

• Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush gently
• Limit consumption of acidic foods and drinks
• Use a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth
• Talk to your dentist about using a desensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel
• Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups
• If gum disease is identified, follow the treatment plan provided by your dentist

If you experience sensitivity that persists, it is important to make a dental appointment for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

8 Oral Hygiene Tips & Best Practices

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Jun 2022

1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes at a time. Use a very soft-bristled toothbrush and replace it every three to four months. We suggest to change your toothbrush with each new season. It is an easy way of remembering when you last changed it.

2. Floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth and along the gumline.

3. Use an antiseptic mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath.

4. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay and erosion.

5. Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products, as they increase your risk of oral cancer and other health problems.

6. Visit your dentist and dental hygienist regularly for dental check-ups / dental examinations and cleanings. It’s important to have a professional cleaning to remove tartar and plaque that can’t be removed by regular brushing and flossing.

7. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth at night.

8. Consider using dental products such as water picks or interproximal brushes to help reach and clean hard-to-reach areas.

It’s important to remember that maintaining good oral hygiene is a lifelong commitment that requires daily care and regular dental check-ups.


The bristles your toothbrush should have

Post by: Gerarda on 10 May 2019

Always choose a toothbrush with soft bristles. If your toothbrush has medium or hard bristles it can cause damage not only to your gums, but also to the enamel on your teeth.

Brush your teeth lightly as brushing too strongly can also cause damage to the gum and teeth. Too much pressure can do more harm than good so apply just enough pressure to feel the bristles against your gum. You are cleaning too hard if you are crushing your brush against your teeth.

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Posted on Friday 10th May 2019 at 7:52 am