- The hardest thing in your body is the enamel on your teeth
- A child will usually have 20 teeth by age 2
- Proper brushing involves moving the brush in soft, short strokes. Position the brush in a way that it forms a 45 degree angle against the gum and move the brush in a circular motion away from the gum
- If you are looking for a good mouthwash then make sure it is alcohol-free, as alcohol is an irritant and can dry out the mouth. This will have the effect of reducing the amount of saliva present, and make your teeth more susceptible to bacteria
- A review of brushing techniques and diet can help reveal causes of sensitivity. Avoid over-brushing because it can cause damage to your teeth and/or gums. Sensitivity protection toothpaste works by blocking the opening of the exposed dentin or by preventing the transfer of the pain signal from the nerve to the brain.You should feel relief by using sensitivity protection toothpaste for two weeks. If you stop brushing with this kind of toothpaste, the sensitivity pain may return.Also, some prescribed desensitizing agents may help you. Consult your dentist about it.
- If you think you might be grinding your teeth at night, the first thing to do is visit your dentist to assess any possible damage. It's essential to halt the course of the disease to prevent or arrest damage to your teeth, gums, and jaws.
How to brush your teeth
1.Always use a soft toothbrush for thorough but gentle cleaning. After each meal, or at least twice a day.
2.Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle. Begin by brushing the outside of the front teeth. Use a gentle back -and-forth motion.
- Next, brush the outside back teeth, steering along the gum line.
4.Inside back teeth: Use short angled brush strokes.
5.Inside front teeth: title the brush vertically; use an up-and-down motion.
6.Chewing surfaces: hold the brush flat. Use a gentle scrubbing motion.
7.Important: always replace your old toothbrush at least every 3-4 months.
Alternative brushing: Please check out the electronic toothbrushes. They can achieve the unmatched cleanness.
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem for most people. Our teeth can be greatly affected by hot, cold, sweet, and sour food or drink. Over-enthusiastic brushing, recession of gums, gum disease (periodontitis) all can expose the soft, porous structure of the tooth (dentin), making it susceptible to external stimuli.
Pain can be mild and tingly or sharp and intense. This symptom sometimes is a sign for more serious diseases. Whenever you are suffering from pain of sensitivity, you should go see your dentist before it persists or worsens.