Gentle Oral Care
Many have felt the anxiety that comes with visiting the dentist due to the sensitive nature of their teeth. This is particularly true for children, which is why a pediatric dentist is so necessary. Adults, however, can experience this same gentle dental touch. It is important to nurse your teeth and gums back to health, and a thorough cleaning is a key step on that path to recovery.
You can count on a gentle teeth cleaning experience at Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry in Gainesville and Lake Butler. Our dentists and hygienists are experienced and skilled at the gentle removal of plaque and tartar on even the most sensitive patients. We also provide careful and gentle flossing and tooth polishing so your teeth and gums feel great when you leave.
5 Reasons Patients Have Sensitive Gums & Teeth
5. Acidic Foods
Foods such as lemons and grapefruit have a high acid content that can cause sensitivity in teeth. Until your Gainesville dentist can help you get this problem under control, consider limiting your intake of such foods.
1. Tooth Decay
Cavities formed by tooth decay are quite common, leaving many of us to require fillings. It is important to take care of these decaying areas as they tend to weaken with age. The bacterium that accumulates will almost certainly lead to sensitivity in the area around the filling.
2. Gum Disease
Known by its medical term of periodontal disease, this problem with your gums can cause great sensitivity and pain over time. This becomes more of a problem as you age; so taking the time to contact our dentists will go a long towards protecting your gums in the future. Make sure to take care of this problem early in order to avoiding needing the services of an emergency dentist somewhere down the road.
3. Plaque Build-Up
If plaque is not removed, it will continue to accumulate. Without proper oral care, the plaque can become significant enough to cause gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. You must keep plaque at bay, or your teeth and gums will become even more sensitive over time.
Many of the mouthwashes available over-the-counter today contain too much alcohol and other chemicals that can actually contribute to tooth sensitivity. There are some more neutral based fluoride rinses available, so opt for these instead. Better yet, limit the number of times you use mouthwash, and focus more on your flossing and brushing routine.