Sensitive Teeth Problems solved by The Vartanian Dental Group

Sensitive Teeth Problems solved by The Vartanian Dental Group

Do you have sensitive teeth? Do you say ouch when eating ice cream or drinking ice cold drinks? You may have sensitive teeth. This article will help you understand what may be going on inside your mouth. You do not have to live with sensitive teeth! In fact, there are things you can do to help improve your sensitive teeth. Do you brush your teeth vigorously? Sometimes tooth sensitivity comes from brushing your teeth too hard or from using a hard bristle toothbrush. Your teeth have protective layers and brushing too hard or using a hard tooth brush over time, can result in the thin layer of protection breaking down and the result can be sensitive teeth. Perhaps you grind your teeth during the night. Grinding your teeth, day or night, can wear down the thin protective layer leaving your teeth exposing its microscopic hollow tubes and canals that lead to your dental nerves and that is when you get the ouch to hot or cold in your mouth. Some tooth whitening products use chemicals and your mouth may be having a reaction to the toothpaste you are using. The Vartanian Dental Group would recommend you consider switching toothpastes if that is the case. Perhaps you have gum disease or plaque buildup. As we get older, our gums start to recede and gum disease can easily set in, especially if you’ve had some time gaps between visits. Maybe you’ve lost your insurance or worse, your income, we understand things can happen, but please call the Vartanian dental group and see if we can work something out with you. We...
5 Tips on How to Improve your Oral Health…

5 Tips on How to Improve your Oral Health…

5 Tips on How to Improve your Oral Health… Brush your teeth before your go to bed. Bacteria gathers on your teeth while you are sleeping, so brushing your teeth before you go to sleep at night will help protect you against plaque buildup, tooth decay and gum disease. A good rule of thumb is to brush your teeth every time after meals. Brushing twice a day just isn’t enough. The Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo recommends that brush when you wake and go to bed, but also after every meal if possible. Switch to an Electric Toothbrush. We’ve talking about this one for months now. It’s been in our newsletter and mentioned in our blog. Switching to an electric toothbrush has many advantages over a manual toothbrush and is highly recommended from the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo. In Fact, The Vartanian Dental Group has a special on the Sonicare Platinum electric toothbrush. Regularly priced at $160, the Sonicare Platinum can be purchased for only $115 and the proceeds go to the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, a charity very close to our heart, as Lola, the daughter of Dr Vartanian. Floss – I can’t tell you how important it is to floss. Flossing removes the food particles and plaque. If the food particles and plaque stay on the teeth, bacteria will build up and eventually turn into tartar if not treated immediately. For most people, flossing at night is enough, but for someone like me, who has had a lot of dental work over the years, this is the most important thing for me to keep my...