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Tooth sensitivity is that strong sensation you feel when you take cold or hot eatables. Many people also have this feeling when they have regular meals and this is an indication that the outer coating of the enamel might be damaged and this has exposed the sensitive inner layer. Prolonged sensitivity that is not reported to the dentist may lead to damaged tooth. According to Dr. Smith, dentist Downtown Edmonton, the sensitivity can be minimized by using some of the techniques and can save your trip to the Dental clinic facilities. Here are some of the tips that you can use to reduce the sensitivity of the tooth.
1. Brushing The Teeth Right
Many people are facing the teeth and gum problems because they don’t brush their teeth in a right manner. If you are going to brush your teeth after every meal or twice a day in a right way, then you can avoid most of the gums and oral problems in the longer run. When you brush your teeth, you have to be careful of the microscopic canals and hollow tubes that run along the nerves of the teeth. Always ensure that you are doing it with gentle strokes as the tubules of the teeth when exposed, they cause sensitivity in the tooth. For the right tips on brushing, contact a good dentist in Edmonton who will be able to guide you with the right brushing techniques. Always remember to use the toothbrush that is approved by the dental association and use the toothpaste that has fluoride content in it.
2. Avoid Foods That Have Acidic Content
Avoid taking too much intake of the foods that have acidic content in them. Items like Sauce, lemon, kiwis, grapefruit, and pickles must be avoided as they may cause you pain.
3. Avoid Grinding The Teeth
When you grind the teeth, you cause the enamel a serious damage. Many people have this habit of grinding the teeth when they talk and this must be avoided at all times. The middle layer of the tooth consists of the tubes that lead to the nerves and if you are going to grind them, then this will expose the endings and you will feel a deep sensitivity when you will eat or drink.
4. Don’t Use Too Much Products For Teeth
Avoid using too much of products for teeth whitening as they have chemicals and may cause damage to the enamel. It is always a good idea to brush your teeth twice a day to maintain them in right manner rather than going for artificial methods to clean them.
5. Stay Away From using too much of Mouthwash
Like the teeth whitening products, the mouthwash too has chemical and bleaching contents that might be harmful for the teeth in the longer run. Chemical compositions in these products harm the teeth in the prolonged usage. Always contact a good dentist in Edmonton if you have any problem in your teeth.
So you just noticed a laminate crack in your porcelain veneers or you noticed laminate break or come off? This can be a dental emergency. Here we are preparing a list of to do and not to do things to help you handle this dental emergency.
Firstly, carefully remove all the parts that are there in your mouth slightly, without damaging them more. If you only find one piece, then possibly your laminate has debonded and not broken.
If this is the case, your dentist may probably be able to reattach it. If it is broken then your dentist has only option- make a new one.
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You can also check the tooth if it came off. You will be able to see broken pieces still fixed. Damaged pieces of porcelain can be sharp or rough to your lips or tongue, so be careful.
Keep it safely.
If there are no damages, then you can easily take it to your dentist. By taking it safely you can save the price of a new one. Usually it is advised to wrap it in a tissue and keep it in a safe container like an empty bottle of medicine.
If this is the case, then there is very less probability that you will experience any severe problems between the time you found about the issues and when you visit the best dental clinic in Edmonton.
Remember, as your tooth has lost its front covering, your tooth might be more sensitive to cold or hot drinks and foods or it may be irritating or rough to your tongue or lips, so be careful.
A number of pharmacies sell white dental wax which is recommended for dental practices.
Repair: If just a small piece of your veneer has got damaged, your dentist may create a patch.
Injury to the tongue, lips and the inside of the mouth is very common. The exposed location and soft flesh of the lips make them susceptible to injury. A blow to the face can cause your teeth to crush against your lips, causing cuts or bruising. Your teeth can puncture the inside of your skin or cut your lips. A blow or fall may cause you to bite your tongue. Any cut inside the mouth generally bleeds severely because of the huge supply of blood to the area.
Your physician or dentist will ask that how you got injured and do a careful physical exam of the injured area. If the lips are hurt, he or she will check the teeth and bone for injury and look for pieces of damaged tooth.
The healing time for a tongue injury or lip injury will depend on how severely it is cut. However, there are many blood vessels in the mouth, which assists in quick healing.
Many tongue and lip injuries happen during sports or other such activities. But, you can prevent this type of injuries by using a safety mouth guard. Mouth guards are made of soft plastic that is designed to fit the shape of the upper teeth. Guards made for heavier contact sports cover both the lower and upper teeth. Mouth guards protect both the teeth and lips by providing a shield to the front teeth. You can get a customized mouth guard from your dentist.
Regularly using seat belts can decrease the risk of injury as a result of car accidents.
You can clean wounded skin surfaces with mild water and soft clean cloth. In case of cuts inside the mouth rinse with hydrogen peroxide solution or salt water. Make sure you don’t swallow this peroxide rinse. However, don’t get worried if it foams.
If your lip is bruised or swollen, apply a cold compress. In case of bleeding, take a clean soft cloth and apply pressure on the injured area for at least 5 minutes. Using ice can assist limit bleeding, swelling and discomfort. Crush the ice and wrap it in the clean piece of cloth or gauze and keep it on the affected area.
Some injuries will need treatment by the best dentist. It is very important to have an experienced dentist stitch cuts that cross the vermilion border. It is the line that creates the junction between the flesh part and skin of the lip. Experience is important to ensure this border heals correctly. Even a slight change will be clearly visible.
Rush to Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic if:
Bleeding can’t be controlled with a cold compress or pressure
The lip is punctured
You have a deep cut
Drainage of pus
Call Now: 587 410 5766
Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
Pain and infection relief
Phone: 587 410 5766
Address: Suite #110 4445 Calgary Trail Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H5R7