Posts Tagged ‘tooth pain’

Tooth Pain? Desensitize and Remineralize with new TheraBreath Specialty pen

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Besides offering a new Professional Teeth Whitening Kit and Specialty Whitening Pens, TheraBreath is proud to unveil a third product for brightening and protecting teeth: our very own Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Pen.

What can cause your pearly whites to ache? If you experience dental sensitivity, you already know the answer: cold foods, hot meals, acidic citrus fruits, sugary snacks and hard or chewy candies. (Eating ice cream can be particularly excruciating.) But behind these problems lies a more basic cause of tooth sensitivity – namely, weakened enamel.

This layer of minerals is the hardest part of your teeth, but there are plenty of habits that can make it thinner…and thinner…and thinner.

Smoking and drinking acidic sodas are the most obvious factors, but there are other, sneakier routes. For instance, did you know that alcohol-based mouthwashes gradually weaken enamel? Or that brushing with hard-bristled toothbrushes can scrape away your enamel like a scouring pad (and erode your gums, exposing the tooth root)?

Once the enamel is gone, the softer layer underneath – called “dentin” – quickly crumbles, leaving your dental nerves laid bare.

No wonder your teeth ache!

This calls for a Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Pen. Not only does it help seal in weakened enamel, but its specially formulated remineralizing gel strengthens and hardens your teeth, reducing the risk of aches.

So, the next time you feel a twinge, a throb or a serious ache in your teeth, turn to our specialty remineralizing pens, which quickly seal over weakened enamel. While you’re at it, use a Professional Teeth Whitening Kit to brighten your smile, and carry a Specialty Whitening Pen to touch up any dark spots on your pearly whites.

We’ll have you beaming (and eating ice cream) in no time!

 

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Brush Your Teeth After Snacks!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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Candy and pop, as we all know, are not good for our teeth, especially children’s teeth because they’re not as aware of proper oral hygiene as adults should be.  But, did you know that milk and juice sipping throughout the day can cause just as many problems with kid’s teeth as good old candy and pop? 

Sometimes children sip all day long on fruit candies or juice.  Also, some people need to beware of giving a child a bottle at bedtime.  Even if a baby only has a few teeth in the mouth, the teeth are swimming in bacteria, and tooth decay can quickly start.  The same rules go for adults: try to brush/floss after snacks, and do not eat and go to bed without brushing.   

There are some helpful dental care tips that you can follow, like:

1) Brush a baby’s teeth with a tiny bit of flouride toothpaste as soon as the baby gets its first tooth (usually betweeen 3-9 months).  This is to prevent tooth decay by removing bacteria from the teeth. 

2) Start taking your kid to a health care provider knowledgeable and skilled in oral health at age 1. 

3)  Monitor snacks, especially those loaded in sugar.  One child I know recently had 17+ cavities because he sipped on fruit juices all day long.  The sugar feeds the bad bacteria in the mouth.

4) Take good care if your own teeth, regardless of whether or not you have kids.  If you do have children, keep in mind that the bacteria in your mouth is contagious, and it’s possible to spread chronic gum disesase, cavities, and tartar buildup to your children.

Dental disease is a huge problem in society, and not only causes pain in adults and their children, but also causes people to miss a lot of school and work days.

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Tooth Pain Relief / Remedies

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Many people have experienced tooth pain from oral surgery or other reasons.  It is important to know various forms of relief and natural remedies in case this ever happens. 

To begin, teeth are made up of an outer layer, the exposed enamel, and cementum which is embedded in the gums.  The dentin is the middle layer in teeth, which is comprised of tiny tubules (small openings).  There are nerve branches that come from the teeth’s pulp located inside each of the tubules.  The pulp of the teeth, located in the center, is made up of blood vessels and nerves supplying to the tooth. 

Tooth sensitivities cause pain in the teeth for various reasons.  Dental sensitivity is caused when the dentin is exposed, so nerve endings are exposed to hot and cold temperatures, thus causing much pain and sensitivity.  This often happens after gum surgeries, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, eating acidic food and beverages, etc.  The central pulp of the tooth can be exposed due to decay, filling, or a break in the tooth, thus causing pain and sensitivity.

Healing Your Painful Teeth

1. Brush your teeth softer, thus preventing the enamel being worn down.
2. Avoid acidic foods/beverages as much as you can in order to avoid oral health problems.
3. Natural remedies like garlic cloves and ginger root being placed on the painful teeth.

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