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Tooth Sensitivity

                                        TOOTH SENSITIVITY

Tooth sensitivity is very common and can come and go over time. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth. It is important to tell your dentist if you have any sensitive teeth, so that he or she can examine your mouth and see if the problem is tooth sensitivity and help choose your best treatment.

You can reduce your chances of getting tooth sensitivity by keeping your mouth as healthy as possible with good oral hygiene to help prevent receding gums and periodontal disease.

Brushing and flossing properly and using a low abrasion tooth paste can help reduce the chance of you having tooth sensitivity. A diet that is non acidic also helps.

Sensodyne toothpaste can be purchased at your local chemist, dentist and supermarket.

FLOSSING

DAILY FLOSSING IS SO IMPORTANT

Flossing, or interdental cleaning as it’s officially known, is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums.

Flossing should be an integral part of your dental health routine alongside brushing. You should be brushing once a day either at night or in the morning. By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath also known as halitosis.

Your dentist may also recommend using other items, such as piksters to compliment your flossing routine. Piksters are interdental brushes , a small cylindrical brush that is designed to slide into the spaces between your teeth. The bristles remove plaque in the small cervices in between the teeth and hard to reach areas.

Floss and piksters are available to purchase at the supermarket, chemists and most dental practices
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