One of the most commonly found dental problems among adults and children is sensitive teeth. This also often bunched with bleeding gums. While they may occur together, sometimes they are completely unrelated.
Sensitive teeth and how they happen?
Sensitive teeth happen when the outer hard enamel wears down to the point where the nerves get exposed. This can result in severe toothaches which can be unbearable. It can develop into more serious problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay.
It is easily treatable and can make a significant difference in your dental condition. Simple changes in your day to day routine can help combat this issue. If turned serious, you can consult with your dental care professional who will recommend the best course of treatment in order to combat your sensitive teeth.
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Proper hygiene as treatment
Practicing good oral hygiene is important as most dental problems are directly caused by improper maintenance and poor hygiene.
- In many cases, sensitive teeth occur on account of aggressive tooth brushing. It is recommended to be gentle while brushing in order to prevent wearing down of the enamel, which is the outer, hard shell of the teeth. Some toothbrushes have hard bristles which affect the enamel negatively.
- It is recommended to use softer bristles in order to prevent a painful experience as is prevalent with sensitive teeth. You can consult your dental care professional for advice on the toothbrush that would be best suited for your condition.
- Flossing and brushing regularly as advised by your dental care professional can help avoid developing sensitive teeth as well as treat that condition. You can opt for specialized sensitive toothpaste (as prescribed by your dentist) that helps protect against increased tooth sensitivity.
- Fluoridated dental products are a good option as they can strengthen the enamel. Your dental care professional can also advise regular cleaning and strengthening. This protects your teeth from becoming sensitive. It can also help detect and deal with dental problems.
There are times when your gums will bleed when you have sensitive teeth. This is not a related problem and might have occurred on account of some other discrepancy that is also causing your sensitive teeth problem. This is a critical situation and you are advised to visit the dentist as soon as possible.
If it is from an associated problem, the dentist will fix that first and then treat your sensitivity issue. Usually bleeding gums is a serious problem that is caused by infections and loss of the gum tissues. It can also happen during pregnancy or hard brushing which is normal.
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