Teeth Sensitivity: Facts one must know

Most of us have had to deal with the aspect of sensitive teeth sometime or the other in our lives. It is a very common phenomenon prevalent among people all across the Globe. Although the magnitude of pain varies in accordance with the cause, one should ensure that sensitive teeth are not neglected and cured at the stages of inception.

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Causes

The primary reasons that may lead to sensitivity involve the following.

  • Incorrect style of brushing can lead to tooth sensitivity as the enamel wears down as a result of rigorous brushing or even due to the use of a hard brush.

  • A Dental implant can lead to sensitivity as a result of excessive pressure exerted on the particular tooth along with the neighbouring ones due to the implant or surgery.

  • The recession of gums occurs when the dentin gets exposed causing sensitivity. This too is a common phenomenon among people.

  • Wearing down of enamel can also happen if a person does not brush regularly. Acid from food accumulates which leads to enamel reduction causing sensitivity.

  • The proliferation of bacteria in the teeth can happen as a result of deposition of food over a period of time. Deposition near the gum margins can lead to the swelling up of gum tissue, a state known as ‘Gingivitis‘.

  • Various dental procedures like a dental implant, replacement of crown, root planning, etc can lead to sensitive teeth as well. It takes a few weeks for normalcy to be restored in the teeth.

  • Using toothpaste that may contain unfavourable chemicals which might cause potential damage to the teeth.

Symptoms

You know there is sensitivity in the teeth when you experience:

  • Hypersensitivity as a result of irritation of the nerves in the teeth

  • Discomfort or pain experienced when subjected to food which is hot or cold in temperature.

  • Difficulty during brushing or flossing as a result of discomfort in the teeth.

  • Discomfort or pain immediately after dental fixing procedures like a dental implant, crown replacement, etc.

  • Considerable difficulty while eating or chewing easily edible food.

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Treatments

Depending on the cause leading to sensitivity, various kind of treatment can be recommended in order to get rid of sensitive teeth

  • Desensitising toothpaste may be recommended by the doctor in order to get rid of sensitivity. Desensitised toothpaste contains a set of favourable compounds that stops the sensation effect from reaching the nerve from the surface of the tooth.

  • Gum tissue erosion can leave roots of the teeth exposed that may lead to sensitivity. In such a case, gum grafting in the form of a surgery may be recommended. Gum grafting refers to the lending of tissue from a particular spot in the gum and placing it at the spot required. This protects the root of the teeth and prevents sensitivity.

  • It is advisable to consume food on a regular basis that has a low level of acids present in it. This will keep the enamel from rapid erosion and also considerably limit the chances of formation of plaque, thus helping in preventing sensitivity.

  • It is advisable that one learns the art of brushing. A soft-bristled brush is recommended and one should not be rigorous and forceful while brushing as it leads to the erosion of the enamel. A mouth guard should be used before grinding of teeth as grinding increases the chances of tooth fracture. Flossing should also be done with care.

  • If nothing works out, then a root canal might be advisable as it is one of the most successful techniques existing in the elimination of teeth sensitivity. In the case of a root canal, the dental pulp is treated in order to minimise sensitivity.

Smile Enhancement- ‘Reviving the Perfect Smile’

The sight of a lovely smile is one of the most rejuvenating feeling in life. But, obviously not everyone is blessed to flaunt their set of teeth nonchalantly. The reason is the prevalence of a set of teeth that the owner finds unsatisfactory. Intense apprehension to smile freely can occur due to factors like stain layers, disfigured teeth, the over appearance of gums, etc. As a result, not only the social freedom of the person is affected, it has a bearing on his/her overall personality as well.

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Wolds Dental Studio Smile Enhancement Services promises to help such victims overcome their reluctance to pose the perfect smile. Let us see how.

Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic Crowns help in maintaining the solidity of the teeth. It aims at the protection of the teeth by holding it together and strengthening it especially during times of tooth decay. Not only does it aim to repair but also enables the person to have better chances of chewing. Apart from this, ceramic crowns also aid in the shaping of an already affected disfigured tooth.

Tooth Coloured Braces

We are all aware of the widely popular traditional metal braces and wires. Tooth Coloured Braces is a unique alternative to the metal braces that helps in the proper alignment of the set of teeth wherever necessary. As the name suggests, this kind of braces perfectly compliments the colour of the teeth which also makes it easy for the person to carry it off. This is an ideal way of attaining straight teeth as one does not have to deal with the nuances of the metal braces.

Clear Braces

Another alternative to dental braces is clear braces or clear aligners. They are basically transparent or invisible in nature that aligns the affected tooth by making the necessary adjustments. The transparent nature ensures that the person is uninhibited socially, but at the same time not compromising on the hygiene aspect. They are detachable and cause considerably lesser irritation and complexities. Thus clear braces is an effective way of teeth straightening and goes a long way in enhancing the smile.

Composite Fillings

Another entity that is synonymous with the colour of the teeth is composite fillings. The material is a mixture of plastic and glass ensuring the protection of decaying teeth. It helps in altering the colour of the teeth and helps in enhancing the smile of the individual. Apart from this, composite fillings also help in straightening and reshaping teeth that are disfigured in nature. This is yet another way of attaining smile enhancement for the individuals.

Teeth Whitening Gels & Strips

One of the most commonly occurring inhibition among individuals is the prevalence of discoloured teeth. One of the most essential components of the smile enhancement services provided by Wolds Dental Smile includes the use of credible dental care products like teeth whitening strips and gels. These ensure the proper whitening of discoloured teeth and provides all the chances for effective smile enhancement.

These are the various modern day techniques that can be implemented to allow the unsatisfied teeth owners enhance their teeth quality and, in turn enhance their smile. Effective Smile Enhancement will go a long way in helping the individual drop the baggage of social inhibitions and allow one to prosper with freedom as one can now pose the perfect smile.

The Ultimate Guide to Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Some most common questions that you always feared to ask is now answered.

  1. What is non surgical facial rejuvenation ?

Non surgical facial rejuvenation can be done with Botulinum Toxin, which is injected into the muscle to treat frown lines, smile lines, squint, nasal crunch lines etc. With its application, the muscle relaxes and the lines become less visible generating a more youthful skin.

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  1. How does non surgical facial rejuvenation work on our skin?

It is used mainly for muscle relaxation, and so when we smile, the muscle under the skin stay relaxed and do not crease giving your skin a soft and smooth effect.

  1. Why is it used?

It is mainly used to soften the facial lines under the eyes, between our brows, in the neck area and chin zone. Also, many people suffer from Hyperhidrosis, these treatment work wonders for them.For such treatments, injections are pushed into the skin of patient’s armpits.

  1. What is the treatment procedure?

The treatment process is very simple. Before the application, your Doctor will discuss on the area where the injection is to be pushed. Botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder, and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue using a very small needle. It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take the effect.Depending on the area being treated, there may be a series of injections. But the process is very fast, so, no need to worry about it.

  1. What is the treatment duration?

The treatment process is normally quite quick and in most of the cases, the treatment time is less than 20 minutes. However, this depends upon the number of injections of the treatment process. There is no need for any local anaesthesia for the treatment process, as there is little or no pain.

  1. Is the treatment painful?

Not at all. You can hardly experience mild discomfort which can easily be lessened with the application of Topical Anaesthetic Cream.

  1. Are there any side effects of the treatments?

It is quite safe. But there are certain side effects in some rare case that includes – Headaches, Flu-like symptoms and generally feeling unwell, Nausea (feeling sick), Temporary Facial pain, Redness and mild pain at the injection point, Muscle weakness etc.

  1. Who should avoid the treatment?

Everyone is not an ideal candidate for the said treatment. If you have the following Medical Condition,s Botos is not suitable for you.

  1. If you have any infection at the planned site of the injection.

  2. If you are pregnant or feel that you may be pregnant.

  3. If you have any allergies to the composition.

  4. If you are breastfeeding at present.

  5. If you have the medical condition that affects your nerves or muscles.

  1. Who should take special care for having the treatment?

There are certain medical conditions that need special care to have any

non-surgical facial treatment. So some of the conditions include the following.

  1. If you have any disorder that heightens your risk of bleeding. Haemophilia can be an example.

  2. If you are a patient of epilepsy.

  3. If you have a history of Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).

  4. If you have persistent breathing complications.

  5. If you have had a recent eye surgery.

A Comprehensive Oral Health Care Guideline

Why your Teeth is so important?

Your teeth vary in shape and size, and so their jobs vary depending on their position within your mouth. You use some teeth to tear your foods, and some others to chew and digest your food. Besides these primary functions, teeth ensure the shape of your face and bring you a beautiful smile.

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But what can go wrong with your teeth?

Teeth needs little but regular attention. If you leave it unattended, you may have the tooth decay, that can lead you to fillings, crowns or inlays. It is better to treat tooth decay early, otherwise, the nerve of the tooth will become infected and die, and that may cause an abscess. Consequently, you may need root canal treatment.

Do you know gum disease is the largest cause of tooth loss in adults? But now you can treat Gum disease preventing the causes and keep it under control with a routine checkup, to prevent any further problems. However, if you lost your tooth, you must fill the gaps using bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

How can you keep your teeth and gums healthy?

You can easily keep your mouth clean and healthy with some easy cleaning hygiene. Follow a simple routine of brushing, flossing, and clean between the teeth and ensure good eating habits. A regular dental checkup prevents most of the dental problems.

Most of the people brush regularly, but do not care for cleaning in between, some even skip dental check ups. A few changes in your daily routine can ensure you a promising oral health.

Have you heard of plaque?

Plaque is a thin but sticky film of bacteria that forms constantly on the surface of your teeth. It reacts with food turning sugar into acid, which finds a place on your tooth enamel, attack it causing poor oral health. When this happens and continues for more than a couple of times, the enamel breaks down giving rise to cavity formation.

A regular brushing helps to remove plaque by clearing off the food debris that is left behind, which, if not cleared causes tooth decay and gum disease.

But what is Gum Disease? How do you know if you have gum disease?

Gum disease is a very common condition, where you can see your gum getting red and swollen that bleed when brushed and flossed. If you notice this, contact your dentist immediately.

Common Teeth Care Tips:

1. Brush twice daily to ensure good oral health. The best time to brush your teeth is after regular meals. Choose brush having small head and soft bristle that works gently on your teeth.

2. Regular Flossing in a slow, gentle sawing motion helps to remove left out food particles and prevent plaque formation.

3. Limit carbonated water and acidic drinks. These acidic drinks soften tissues, dissolve minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes in your teeth.

4. Limit Sugary food. If you fail to resist, brush immediately after having sugary food.

5. Avoid using your tooth for any other purpose rather chewing your food. You may notice many people use their teeth to crack nuts, open bottle caps or rip off packaging using their teeth. Try to avoid such practice as it may break your teeth.

6. See a dentist after every six months to know the current oral condition of your teeth.

Dental Care Tips For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

New parents tend to make mistakes when it comes to teeth cleaning and gum care of their newborn. Most of the parents experience a tough time judging how much dental care their child needs. Every parent wants to take the best care to prevent cavity formation but ends up with taking a wrong decision, mostly, because they are not aware of the correct path. So, here are some guidelines to enlighten you on Children Dental Care

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Oral Care Tips For Babies

Ideally, the child’s mouth needs regular cleaning even before the first tooth peeps in. Rather using any kind of soft baby brush at this stage, you can wipe the gums off after each time you feed your baby with a warm, wet washcloth or a dampened piece of gauze wrapped around your index finger. This cleans the gums and rubs off any excess food.

Oral Care Tips For Toddlers

Generally, babies between 4 and 7 months old sprout their first tooth. You can expect to see the first white cap at the bottom middle teeth. Normally these comes in pairs. Once, the teeth start coming in, take the best care right away. Many parents don’t give much importance to baby teeth because they think these are eventually getting replaced by permanent ones. But, decaying of baby teeth also leads to gingivitis affecting the spacing of permanent teeth. So, TAKE CARE!

Once your baby starts getting his teeth, brush them with an infant toothbrush. To clean the primary teeth, use water and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). Maintain the same amount to minimize the risk of toothpaste swallowing by your baby.

Children around 2 -3 years normally get the set of 20 primary teeth and manage to learn to spite too. Even if your baby is a late bloomer, you have to wait till he’s 3 years of age. Kids having the full set of teeth should use just a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. However, it is better to supervise kids younger than 6 while brushing, as they tend to swallow toothpaste.

Oral Care Tips For Preschoolers

At 6, your child may want to brush on their own. You can give him a turn, as he needs to learn too, but you should cover that up by second time brushing to ensure the cleaning. Most children won’t be able to brush their teeth well on their own till they are about 8 years.

As your child starts getting permanent teeth, a regular cleaning and flossing, along with regular dental check-up are highly recommended.

Toothbrush companies come up with various range of toothbrush designed especially for children. These include brushes with softer bristles that can never hurt your child’s teeth and gums. You can also pick children’s flossers with handles to teach your child how to floss his own teeth.

During this age, old teeth will begin to come loose. Let your child wiggle the tooth until it falls out on its own. This will minimize the pain and bleeding associated with a lost tooth.

Cavity Care For Children

Another thing to be on the lookout for is cavities. What and how frequently your kid’s snack can have a big impact on their oral health. Here are a few tips for snacking and mealtime. Kids healthy eating habits start at home only. Parents should look into the regular diet of their children, which can be done effortlessly by following a few simple tips mentioned below.

  1. You can replace the snack of your kid from regular pizza and burgers to fresh fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. This will limit teeth staining and help to maintain a good health too.

  1. Shop sugar-free or unsweetened foods.

  1. Serve sugary and starchy foods at lunch or dinner rather than a snack. Most kids drink water during lunch and dinner, this will wash food remains from their teeth securing the teeth health.

  1. Brushing twice daily, with one at bedtime is to be included in their TO-DO lists.

  1. Brushing after every food intake is an excellent habit. But it is not possible when you are not at home. Swishing the mouth several times with water is also a good option for your kids.

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Dental Care Guideline for Older People

Most people believe a common myth that – With Growing Age, Tooth Loss And Sunken Teeth Are Inevitable.

Though, as you grow old, tooth loss is a common phenomenon, but age is not to be blamed. Gum disease and tooth decay are probably responsible for the loss. But you can control and cure gum disease and tooth decay at any age.

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As you get older, your gums may recede increasing your tooth sensitivity. You can ask your dentist to show you the proper brushing technique to control your gum problems and get suggestions of mouthwash to deal with your tooth sensitivity.

Normal Cleaning can be difficult for people having medical issues with their arms and/or hands or have poor eyesight. If so, discuss the matter openly with your dentist.

A magnifying mirror, a good light, and brushes with handles that can be held easily are often helpful. If you wear a denture or removable bridges, your teeth need special care which again your hygienist can help you with.

Old Age Dental Problems

  • Dry Mouth

    Many of us take regular medication. This often makes our mouths dry. Saliva secretion in our mouth keeps it moist. So, if you have less saliva than usually required, you need to talk to your dentist for artificial saliva and/or over the counter solutions.

     

  • Gum problems

    Gum problems are generally caused due to the formation of bacteria called ‘plaque’, which forms on your teeth and gums at a constant rate. Gum inflammation can be avoided if these plaques are removed. If you ignore for a long time, gum inflammation will start affecting the bone under your gums. These bones actually support your tooth, and so you will eventually have tooth loss.

     

  • Mouth ulcers

    Ulcers may cause due to broken teeth, ill fitted dentures or sharp food pieces. Once you remove the cause, it should heal within 2 weeks. If you have an ulcer, which is taking more time than required, see your dentist without much delay.

Detecting Gum Disease and Preventive Measures

Some common signs of gum disease are – bleeding gums (when brushed), loose teeth, receding gums which are often accompanied by bad breath.

Even if you have only one of the symptoms mentioned above, you may have gum disease.

  • To get rid o gum disease, you need to remove the plaque from your teeth at least twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste. Look for BDHF products, as they are clinically tested.

  • Avoid sugary foods

  • Visit your dentist and hygienist at a regular interval.

  • Dry mouth can be helped by sipping drink all day long.

Brushing Tips

To clean your teeth properly, you need a small headed medium sized brush and a fluoride toothpaste. Interspace brushes, tape, floss and wood sticks can also be used to clean the gaps in between the teeth. People with limited movements can also use an electric toothbrush to serve the purpose.

How to know if you have removed all the plaque?

Plaque can be sustained with food dye painted on your teeth with a cotton bud, or with ‘disclosing tablets’ from the drugstore.

Such a stain is safe and can spot any areas of your mouth that seeks your closer attention.

Denture – Wait Time


Normally people wonder how long they have to wait for the dentures, after they lost their teeth. If your plannings go right, it can be fitted on the same day. But, as the gums alters its shape, these need to be seen and adjusted by the dentist within 6 – 12 months.

Cleaning of normal dentures and partial dentures are essential along with your natural teeth.

Though dentures can last really long, but it is advised to replace it every 5 years because the shape of our mouth is on a constant change. Often with the slow change of the mouth, denture wearers have managed to keep the denture for more than 5 years, which may cause ill fitted or even broken denture. Discomfort and pain are inevitable in such cases, but with a regular visits, dentist can lessen the pain. To ensure a healthy mouth, maintain a regular dental checkup.

It is better to keep the old denture, after you have replaced with a new set. This old denture will provide valuable information to your dentist, who will create the new set for you.

Wearing Denture – Difficulty Level

It is easy for most of the wearers, however, some may experience sore spots, speech problems, and eating issues. Medical conditions like stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease may cause difficulty that needs specialist help.

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How To Keep Your Teeth Straight After Braces

You are reading this means you have straightened your teeth. So how does it feel? I am sure its great – isn’t it? So, now you are concerned about your straight teeth and want to maintain it.

Well, there are few easy tips that can help to retain the straight teeth.

Though I think your dentist have spoken to you of the use of the retainer, I will clarify your doubts (if any) on retainers. In your present state – when you have removed the braces, it is the time for you to adopt a new routine. Mainly two types of retainers are commonly used – either the upper retainer or lower retainer or both. You can either choose Fixed Retainer or Removable Retainer. The fixed retainers are attached behind the front teeth and provide peace of mind. However, if you are conscious of your teeth, removable retainer are best for you.These are thin and quite comfortable to use. You will be advised to wear these mostly at night.

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After wearing it for a couple of days, you have to use it only at night to secure it in the right position. As you will be wearing it for 24/7 initially, be very careful to clean your retainer and maintain it the hygiene. You can also ask for occlusal guards for a similar effect. It will protect your teeth from grinding foods.

Do you know the actual reason behind the tooth shift? Tooth loss is the major reason behind the tooth shift. When you are treated with tooth extraction, a gap is created. The surrounded teeth drift into the gap and cause crooked teeth. Tooth Shift also cause TMJ disorder.

So, if you want to keep your teeth in the right position, you must follow a healthy dental care routine

However, there are some habits, which if avoided can retain your straight teeth for long

Sleeping on Stomach:

Sleeping on your stomach is not actually a bad habit, but can cause crowding or teeth overlapping. You may argue of its mild strength, but remember it is REGULAR! Actually sleeping in this position cause regular inward pressure on your teeth which can go worse if you put your arm under your head. It create a constant pressure that leads to the teeth misalignment.

Even if this is your favorite sleeping position and you can’t sleep without this, I would advise you to practice sleeping on your back or side. Try this, I am sure you will get this within few months.

Leaning Face On Hand:

Some people are habituated of leaning face on their hand all day long. This sitting posture is common among people working on desks or studying. When you place your face (and head) in your hand, you create a one-sided pressure in one jaw of yours. This will also push the teeth inward causing crooked teeth. You can avoid this, by sitting flat on your bottom rather than leaning back and resting on your face on your hands.

Sucking the Thumb:

Sucking the thumb is a real bad habit. It gives an inward pressure as well as outward pressure causing crooked teeth. This is seen mostly in children who must be stopped to check future crooked teeth. However, many are of the opinion that some habits like chewing pens, blowing gums can also create outward pressure causing misaligned or crooked teeth.

Gap Due To Teeth Fall:

A gap due to teeth fall out may also cause crooked teeth. So, if you had a dental implant, tooth problem, an injury that caused tooth extraction, you must close the gap using dental implants, dental bridges, or partial dentures. This can save your teeth from getting shift and become crooked.

A wisdom teeth removal can also lead to crooked teeth. Though some consider keeping the wisdom tooth, but this is not same for all mouth. So, on having a wisdom tooth, you need to consult your dentist and seek advice suitable for you.

So, now that you know much about Straight teeth, there are chances that you attempt to straight teeth on your own if you haven’t had the procedure. But, DIY treatments are not at all safe for anyone, and can cause tooth misalignment, permanent damage, and even tooth loss. So, don’t try any teeth straightening treatment. If you are looking for Straight teeth in Lincolnshire, there are lots of inexpensive and effective options for you.

Just follow these tips to get a beautiful and straight smile. We are always available to provide you with the best possible support 24/7.