Sensitive teeth can occur when tooth enamel is lost exposing the inner layer of the tooth called the dentine. Dentine can be exposed by gum recession, abrasion by vigorous brushing or acid erosion. Gum recession can be caused by vigorous brushing, or by poor brushing and not removing plaque deposits on teeth, which can lead to gum disease and gum recession.
When the gums recede, the sensitive dentine at the neck of the teeth can be exposed. Acid erosion can be from our everyday diet and softens the enamel of the teeth. This enamel is then susceptible to being worn away by brushing, which over time, can expose the dentine. Acidic foods and drinks include fruits, fruit juices, salad dressings, soft drinks and sports drinks, wine and alcohol.
Dentine is made up of tiny fluid filled canals which stimulate the nerves in the teeth. When the dentine comes in contact with triggers or stimuli, such as cold and hot foods and drinks, sweet foods, acidic foods and drinks, cold air and abrasion from brushing teeth; fluid within these canals moves rapidly, stimulating nerve endings and causing short, sharp pain.
Sensitive Teeth Treatment
- Good oral home care including twice daily careful brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing
- We recommend brushing with an electric toothbrush with a small, soft round head. An electric toothbrush uses the correct technique to prevent over brushing or scrubbing the teeth too hard which can wear the enamel
- Regular dental visits to remove the tartar that builds up on your teeth and causes gum disease and recession
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks between meals which can dissolve the enamel on your teeth, especially in between meals and before bed
- Use a toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth eg. Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive, Colgate Pro Relief. These toothpastes have active ingredients that work by depositing a barrier that blocks the exposed canals and preventing the flow of the fluid within the canals that would otherwise cause pain.
Cosmetic Dental team at Lane Ends Dental Practice can help you understand why you have sensitive teeth and how to manage your discomfort.
A smile that perfectly suits your face and makes you look youthful, happy and confident. Who would think that going to the dentist could get your friends and family asking why you look so great? We offer a range of treatments geared specifically towards perfecting and boosting the beautiful smiles of our patients.
you are a great candidate for a Cosmetic Smile Makeover if you feel self conscious because of:
- Crooked Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Spaced Teeth Discolouration
There is a myriad of techniques that can be used to craft your new smile including:
- Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening
- White fillings
- Crowns Bridges
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening treatments are as popular as ever. This is because we are constantly facing the appearance of our teeth every day when we look in the mirror. Since we’re always exposed to our teeth, we’re prone to notice imperfections, stains, or yellow teeth.
Should you decide to whiten your teeth, there are two ways to go about it: doing it yourself by purchasing one of the many whitening products available in pharmacies or having it done in a cosmetic dental practice like Lane Ends Dental Practice.
At first glance, whitening your teeth on your own is very tempting: prices are fair, and treatments are quick and simple. There’s also a whole bunch of products available, and it’s easy to find something depending on your needs. However, the safety of such products is sometimes questionable. Some tooth whitening products are filled with abrasive elements that damage teeth enamel, which can lead to long term complications. Moreover, the results of a DIY tooth whitening treatments are less efficient and resilient than teeth whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist.
For this reason, you should consult an experienced dentist prior to whitening your teeth. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Lane Ends Dental Practice for amazing teeth whitening or to get more information on teeth whitening options.We employ a team of highly-qualified cosmetic dental professionals who are always on top of the latest technology. With their teeth whitening treatments, you’ll soon be able to flash your best smile.
We’re delighted to be ” Highly Recommended Dentists in Preston”
Here at Lane Ends Dental Practice, we take great pride in the work we carry out on behalf of our patients. We understand that when visiting our dentists, patients entrust their wellbeing to us when they turn to us for advice about dental health and cosmetic dentistry solutions.
Preston Dentists for over 23 years!
Well we would like to think that means we must be doing something right! We have established over this time many long lasting relationships with our patients, delivering exceptional dental care that they can be sure is the very best available to them. We spend a great deal of time consulting and advising on any specific needs and work really hard at ensuring patients understand what is involved in any aspect of the dental work we carry out for them.
A relaxing, inviting Private Dental Practice in Preston
Of course, the nature of our work means that we have to get up close and personal with clients – so we work hard on building a great relationship to overcome any initial concerns quickly. As a patient, we know you are spoilt for choice when choosing who to see for your dental care in Lancashire. There are lots of private Dentists in Preston, and many are well established – of course, we would like you to choose us for your care so to fully understand why so many people do visit us we asked our patients for feedback about their experience with us, and if there were any areas where we could improve – the outcome of this really did make us smile.
A successful dental practice doesn’t just happen. It is the result of a strong commitment to excellence in our treatment and in our relationships with patients and doctors.
We also embarked on an overhaul of our website (which by the way will continue to evolve) as we try to deliver great content around the many services we offer and advice across a range of dental related topics. Ultimately we wanted to make sure that no matter how you visit us, online, in person or by telephone – every aspect of how you might interact with us was carefully thought out.