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Proper Handling Care for Sensitive Teeth following Dental Procedure

Proper Handling Care for Sensitive Teeth following Dental Procedure

  Teeth Whitening is dental procedure which performed by a dentist.  It is a whitening process that transport teeth shade to a lighter and brighter, so a patient may enjoy a more attractive smile. Whichever method a patient opts to take, the process that carries out the effect is the same. The teeth whitening procedure relies on the whitening agent. At first the pores of the teeth open, and the whitening agent penetrates into the tissues working its way into the teeth so that teeth shade and color may be made lighter, brighter and definitely attractive. The pores of the teeth open to allow the whitening agent to penetrate into the tissues. Unfortunately, this also makes the tooth more sensitive. The pores are open so the teeth are more open, thus explaining the pain and discomfort related to teeth whitening procedures. This often discourages patients from going for the procedure but know that there are some effective ways to deal with the experience: – Take analgesics: The most basic solution for teeth sensitivity is to take a pain killer. Pain killers come in varying strengths and any teeth sensitivity you are experiencing may be resolved by dosing with an appropriate pain killer. Ask your dentist about a good pain killer to take, but mostly the best pain killer is one that you are used to and is effective, based from your own experience. – Apply tooth mousse: Tooth mousse is another important topical solution that may be applied to the teeth to help deal with teeth whitening. The mousse is colored white, so it is safe for application and...

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion can be very painful and eventually be very harmful to your teeth. There are many factors that play into this. Here is some more information on the causes, effects , and how erosion can be treated. Tooth erosion happens when acids wear away the enamel on teeth. Enamel erosion can be caused by the following: Improper brushing ( using too much force/ using a medium or firm tooth brush Excessive soft drink consumption (high levels of phosphoric and citric acids) Fruit drinks (some acids in fruit drinks are more erosive than battery acid) Dry Mouth or low salivary flow (xerostomia) Diet (high in sugar and starches) Acid reflux disease Gastrointestinal problems Medicine (antihistamines, aspirin) Genetics Environmental factors (friction, wear and tear, stress, and corrosion) The signs of enamel erosion can vary, depending on the stage. Some signs may include: Sensitivity. Certain foods (sweets) and temperatures of foods (hot or cold) may cause a twinge of pain in the early stage of enamel erosion. Discoloration. As the enamel erodes and more dentin is exposed, the teeth may appear yellow. Cracks and chips. The edges of teeth become more rough, irregular, and jagged as enamel erodes. Severe, painful sensitivity. In later stages of enamel erosion, teeth become extremely sensitive to temperatures and sweets. You may feel a painful jolt. Cupping. Indentations appear on the surface of the teeth. When enamel erodes, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities or tooth decay. To prevent enamel loss and keep teeth healthy, be sure to brush, floss, and rinse with a fluoride and antiseptic mouthwash daily. See your dentist every six months...