Blossoms, tulips and even some sunshine… spring is here! We are just as excited as you are to pack away our winter gear for another year and embrace patio season. With warm weather comes changes to the things we eat and drink. This newsletter we will talk about some common things we see this time of year – sensitive teeth and acid erosion.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
Sensitive teeth is generally caused by exposed dentin which can transmit signals to the nerve. Gum recession, dental decay, fractured teeth and grinding or clenching can cause sensitivity. Treatment involves identifying the cause and eliminating it.
*Top tip* Mild sensitivity can be improved by regular use of a sensitive toothpaste with a soft toothbrush. If you still have sensitivity despite trying this, ask us for help!
Sipping your teeth away, one drink at a time
Acid erosion is caused primarily by consumption of acidic drinks and foods. If you spend your day sipping on fruit-infused water, juice, sparkling water, pop or coffee, be warned! Worn teeth can be sensitive, look shorter, yellower, duller and are prone to chipping and fracture.
*Top tip* Switch to plain water (or add mint!), snack on calcium rich treats (cheese, nuts) and use a straw for any acidic drinks. Wait at least 30 mins after any meal/drink before brushing ant use a toothpaste high in minerals.