Tooth sensitivity – dentael, your local Ealing Dentist helping to give you relief.

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Are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold or sweet ?sensitive to cold drinks

 

What causes sensitive teeth ?

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As your local dentist we’re here to help you with your dental concerns. Teeth may be sensitive for a number of different reasons. Teeth are often sensitive when dentine is exposed.

Dentine is the layer of tooth structure under the outer enamel layer. It has channels(tubules) that go to the inner nerve part of the tooth.

Dentine is often exposed near the gum line, when the gums pull away from the teeth or when gum tissue is lost. Dentine can also become exposed if the outer enamel layer on teeth wears away.

Below are some factors that can contribute to sensitive teeth :

  • Tooth decay : This is a common cause of pain on hot, cold or sweet. Treatment may require a filling to be placed in the tooth.
  • Brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles will lead to gum recession and/or tooth wear.
  • Sugary and acidic foods and drinks : this can lead to erosion tooth wear by wearing away the enamel.
  • Teeth grinding : this can lead to the tooth surface wearing away.
  • Gum disease : this can lead to gum recession. ( the gums shrink back )
  • A cracked tooth or filling : A crack can run from the outer surface of the tooth towards the root and the inner part of the tooth.
  • Age :  Gums can naturally recede over time.
  • Teeth whitening : Some patients have sensitivity for a short time after teeth whitening.
 
Tips to help prevent sensitivity :
  • Visit your dentist to establish the cause of your sensitivity, so it is treated appropriately
  • Brush your teeth twice a day effectively using the correct toothbrush.
  • Clean in between your teeth using floss or interdental brushes to help prevent gum disease.
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks
  • Avoid stress as this can lead to a teeth grinding habit
  • If sensitivity is due to exposed dentine, using a sensitive toothpaste is likely to help. We let you know if this is suitable for you
  • Our dentist may apply de-sensitising paste on your teeth over a number of visits
  • Your may require a white filling to cover the exposed dentine. This is often a simple procedure.

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Fix chipped or broken tooth – Cosmetic Dentistry Ealing, Perivale by dentael dentist

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Cosmetic White Fillings to repair that broken tooth !

White direct composite restorations are a simple, affordable alternative to repair teeth compared to crowns.

 

Crowns can be costly and require extensive cutting of the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Often a broken or chipped tooth may be repaired by avoiding a crown and instead repairing the tooth with a composite filling. The procedure involves adding white composite filling material to the tooth. It is a conservative and comfortable treatment option because the composite is bonded to the tooth thereby avoiding any cutting of the tooth whenever possible. This benefit of sticking to the tooth also helps support the remaining tooth structure.

As your local cosmetic dentist, we offer Modern Minimally Invasive Dentistry to repair broken or decayed teeth. Our Tooth Coloured Composite Fillings are a cost effective alternative option to crowns. Fees for cosmetic white fillings are on average approximately £130 per tooth compared to private crowns which are from £550 per tooth.

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Life as a University Student …university

Knowledge for your health …

University life is a wonderful time for young people to gain knowledge and develop into responsible adults. Making healthy choices during these years will have long term benefits.

Many teenagers and young adults are leaving home for the first time to go study at University.

With the fun and partying of Freshers week over, they’re now hopefully getting down to focusing on their studies and gaining knowledge.

Students can be at higher risk to developing health problems due to changes in their lifestyles while at University. Lifestyle changes can be due to living away from home, feeling they have the independence to do what they want, or giving in to peer pressure. Knowing the risks and effects on health can often help avoid making bad health choices.

Alcohol Consumption

Too much alcohol can increase the chances of getting heart disease, liver cirrhosis and cancers including mouth cancer. Statistics suggest oral cancer diagnosis is six times higher in those who drink than non-drinkers. Acute alcohol consumption can also cause reduced saliva flow. Saliva is our natural defence to diseases such as tooth decay. Alcoholic drinks also tend to contain more sugar and are more acidic, which can lead to tooth decay and tooth wear.

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Tooth Wear

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Tooth Decay

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Smoking

Smoking can cause many of the same diseases as alcohol but also many more. Smoking and drinking combined increases risks to diseases. Smoking or chewing tobacco alone is responsible for 80-90% of oral cancer cases. Smoking can also cause gums disease, bad breath, discoloured teeth and plaque build up.

Unhealthy Diet

We are what we eat ! Students often eat poorly. This can be due to time pressures, stresses of study and workloads. Some may not be used to preparing and cooking meals. Eating a  healthy diet containing fresh vegetables, fruit, oily fish and pulses while avoiding processed foods high in sugar can keep energy levels high and  reduce risks to many general diseases as well as gum disease, tooth decay and tooth wear.

Inadequate Oral Hygiene Routine

Students who have late nights out often forget to clean their teeth. Plaque is a major cause of gum disease and tooth decay. Recent research studies show gum disease can put us at a higher risk to general health problems such as heart disease. One theory is that gum disease allows the bacteria that inhabit our mouth to enter the bloodstream and circulate around the body allowing them to settle in the heart blood vessels.

Research has also shown some links between gum disease and stroke, respiratory disease, head and neck cancer, kidney disease and diabetes.

Cleaning teeth effectively twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste helps keep plaque and bacterial levels low in the mouth.

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