Category Archives: Dental Health

What to Avoid if you Have Sensitive Teeth

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Knowing what to avoid if you have sensitive teeth (clinically known as dentine hypersensitivity) is one of the best ways to avoiding oral pain and discomfort.

Sensitive teeth are a common occurrence, affecting a large number of people at some point in their lives. The symptoms can come and go, but there are many things you can do to prevent or ease the pain and avoid further corrosion.

Grinding Your Teeth

Most people grind their teeth in their sleep, often waking with a headache, earache and a sore jaw. Another knock-on effect of grinding teeth is wearing down the teeth and their enamel, which leads to increased risk of sensitivity.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toothpaste

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Toothpaste is toothpaste, right? Choosing the right toothpaste should be easy! Well, if you’ve seen the toothpaste section of any shop, you’ll know this isn’t quite true. Although the vast majority of toothpastes contain similar ingredients, various types of whitening, sensitive, fluoride, gel and flavoured toothpastes are available.

Here’s a guide to choosing the right one for you.

Whitening

Everyone wants teeth free from staining, and nobody wants sensitive teeth. Whitening toothpaste often has abrasive ingredients that polish teeth and help remove stains, but it might not work as effectively on older stains and may lead to increased sensitivity. They are also not guaranteed to work on all people in exactly the same way, especially if you consider the ways teeth can end up stained through activities such as smoking and coffee consumption.

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A Guide to Daily Dental Care

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Good daily dental care means taking care of your teeth and getting in to the right habits. There’s a little bit more to keeping care of your teeth, gums and mouth than just brushing twice a day. Here are some tips to bear in mind.

Floss before you brush

Flossing before brushing will loosen debris, and prepare your teeth for brushing. It also means that you don’t remove any fluoride delivered by your toothpaste after brushing.

Brush your teeth as soon as you’re out of bed

This removes bacteria which gathers in your mouth as you sleep. A quick rinse with mouthwash or water will suffice after breakfast.

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How to Overcome Dental Fear – Part Two

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We hope you found our How to Overcome Dental Fear – Part One useful. Here are some more quick hints that will help to put you at ease.

Regular Visits

Sometimes the best cure is prevention, which can apply to dental work and dental fear alike. If you are lucky enough to have avoided the need for intensive work despite your fear, then regular appointments for simple procedures and check-ups can help keep your visits to the dentist at a minimum.

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