Yesterday was a bad day. The whole day I could not concentrate on work. The reason being I could not eat anything. Every time I wanted to have something, I felt a sensation and pain in my teeth. It was a regular thing but yesterday the pain was miserable. I went to the dentist today morning and he told me that my teeth have become sensitive and that I should use medicated toothpaste but still I have to avoid eating certain foods.
Healthy teeth are the gateway of healthy body as without teeth we cannot enjoy our food.
Many people still have the misconception that if we brush rigorously then our teeth will be cleaned and shining. Recent studies have shown that brushing rigorously can erode the enamel and can make our teeth sensitive. Sensitivity is the term we refer when we feel a sensation and pain in our teeth after having anything cold or hot. It is a gradual process and if not taken care it becomes more painful with time.
The outer layer of tooth is called enamel which protects the inner dentine and inside pulp. The enamel is a hard substance and is devoid of nerves so when the enamel is intact we can enjoy our food but if it erodes away then our nerves are exposed and we feel sensation and pain after having anything too cold or hot. There are few instructions which we can follow for brushing our teeth.
- Brushing should always be done in circular motion and never on horizontal way.
- Always use a mild brush and a toothpaste that has little or no fluoride.
- Brush after having meal or simply wash your mouth after eating anything.
- Avoid chocolates and sticky things as they get stuck on teeth.
- Moreover it has been found that if we use a mild brush and slightly brush our gums along with teeth then it will strengthen them.
- Using a mouthwash can help.