Tooth sensitivity makes you feel uncomfortable, painful when your teeth are exposed to hot, cold, sour, sweet stimuli or brushing your teeth. There are many causes for this condition. So how to cure toothache ?
1. What is tooth sensitivity and what causes tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity, also known as sensitive teeth, is a fairly common oral disease today. There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, specifically as follows:
Improper brushing, brushing too hard, too long time wearing down teeth, using toothpaste with high abrasiveness. Receding gums due to age and other periodontal diseases Consumption of highly acidic foods causes enamel erosion and exposure of dentin. Due to chipped or broken teeth exposing dentin. Teeth whitening, tartar removal, braces, and fillings are also the causes of temporary tooth sensitivity during treatment.
2. What to do with sensitive teeth and what medicine to take for sensitive teeth?
Until now, according to dental doctors, there is no specific medicine to treat tooth sensitivity orally. So when you have tooth sensitivity, your dentist can prescribe some medications to help relieve your pain, as follows:
2.1. Fluorine Gel Using fluorine gel to combat sensitivity is a product that is applied directly to sensitive tooth areas, which helps to temporarily relieve tooth sensitivity. You need to use the correct dose and dentist’s instructions, use good quality products, clear labels to avoid health hazards. Some topical anti-sensitivity drugs are commonly used today such as: Sensikin gel, GC Tooth mousse, Enamel Pro Varnish, Emoform gel.
2.2. Painkillers In severe cases of tooth sensitivity, the dentist may prescribe you some medications to help relieve tooth sensitivity such as:
Painkiller paracetamol: A pain reliever commonly used Currently, paracetamol helps to relieve tooth sensitivity quickly. Group of antibiotics and aspirin: has a faster pain-reducing effect than paracetamol, helping to kill bacteria that cause oral diseases.
2.3. One of the reasons why teeth are sensitive, prone to frostbite as well as more prone to bleeding gums is due to a lack of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, you should increase your intake of vitamins and minerals such as:
Calcium: Plays an important role in protecting tooth enamel, supporting the regeneration and sealing of enamel to make your teeth stronger. Therefore, it is necessary to add enough calcium to the body to prevent tooth enamel from being eroded leading to tooth sensitivity.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C deficiency is one of the causes of gingivitis and bleeding gums. Besides, vitamin C also works in helping to create collagen necessary for the process of tooth regeneration, helping to keep teeth strong. Foods containing a lot of vitamin C such as: oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, guava, ..
Vitamin A: Not only good for the eyes, vitamin A is also an important factor in the formation of connective tissue to help healthy gums. strong, preventing gum recession leading to tooth sensitivity. This is also a substance that helps maintain the amount of saliva in the oral cavity in a stable condition to help prevent bad breath.
Vitamin D: Calcium and vitamin D play an important role in keeping teeth strong. Vitamin D helps the body increase calcium absorption, helps protect gums and prevents gingivitis.
3. Solutions to prevent tooth sensitivity
To prevent tooth sensitivity you can apply the following solutions:
Use a soft bristle toothbrush instead of a hard bristle brush. Many people often tend to choose a hard-bristled toothbrush because they think that using a hard-bristled toothbrush will clean their teeth better.
However, brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush is one of the leading causes of increased risk of tooth wear and receding gums. Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating.
You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating or drinking to brush your teeth because immediately after eating, the pH in the oral cavity will drop, especially if you have eaten or drank foods containing a lot of acid before such as lemon juice. or soda, brushing your teeth at this time will make your teeth more susceptible to erosion.
In the meantime, drink water or chew sugar-free gum to freshen your breath. Use the right, proper technique to brush your teeth. You want to know if you’re brushing too hard.
Please check your toothbrush. If the bristles have flattened and frayed for several weeks, you’re most likely using too much pressure. The solution here is that you should adjust the brushing force each time you brush your teeth and brush your teeth according to the correct circular motion technique, cleaning your teeth in every corner.
Replace your toothbrush periodically at least once every 3 months or when the bristles show signs of lint, wear, or frayed sides.
Don’t forget, by finding the right treatment you will experience a decrease in pain, an increase in comfort and an improvement in your quality of life. The days of just putting up with sensitive teeth have long gone!
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