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Top Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

lady-mouth-hurtsIs it painful when you drink really cold beverages or eat ice cream? Tooth sensitivity can arise for a number of reasons, and it can make it difficult to enjoy some of your favorite foods and drinks. From using harsh whitening treatments to having a high amount of dental plaque on the teeth, your tooth sensitivity may not be entirely treatable, but you can take measures to ease the pain. Here are a few of the top reasons why you may have sensitive teeth:

Teeth whitening
If you’ve used at-home teeth whitening products, this could be a major contributor to your sensitive teeth. Are those pearly whites worth the pain? Teeth whiteners penetrate into the tooth to increase blood flow and pressure, which can irritate the nerve ending. Also, tooth whiteners are working to strip away the layer of enamel that is stained. When your tooth has less enamel, your tooth becomes more sensitive.

However, you don’t have to forget about white teeth forever! TheraBreath Dental Professional Whitening Kit promotes a whiter smile without the negative side effects. The combination of dental-office-strength peroxide gel and post-whitening remineralization gel gets the teeth beautiful, shiny and protects against nerve pain. While you might notice some slight sensitivity as well as gum discoloration right after applying, this will go away 24 hours after using it. This product is one of the safest available on the market.

Toothpaste
Additionally, if your toothpaste contains whitener, it can be causing you sensitivity just like traditional teeth whiteners. If you take a look at the paste you are using, it’s likely that it has a gritty texture. While this works to literally scrub away stains, it is also abrasive to enamel. Make sure to stick to toothpaste with natural ingredients, which won’t increase your sensitivity.

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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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