Stuck with sensitive teeth? Disappointed that you can’t enjoy the pleasures of ice-cream?
If you have a whitening session coming up or you simply want to kick that sensitivity to the curb, we have some great tips that will help:
1. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
There are various brands on the market that have a range of toothpastes targeted for sensitive teeth, that contain compounds which protect nerve endings from irritants. If you want to alleviate some sensitivity, we recommend brands such as Colgate or Sensoydone that seem to do the trick!
2. Soft-bristled toothbrush
Soft-bristled toothbrushes are advised for those with sensitivity, as the medium to hard bristles can damage the gums, root surface and protective enamel and therefore aggravating the gums and teeth.
3. Fluoride or low-acid Mouthwash
Kick the bacteria out with a minty fresh mouthwash that has either fluoride or is low-acid to help protect teeth against decay. Decayed teeth can lead to further sensitivity!
4. Saltwater rinse
Whether you have a tickle in your throat, inflammation or a sensitive smile, this quick and easy intervention will be your best friend. It’s a great antiseptic and will help you out by reducing inflammation.
Gargle twice a day for up to 30 seconds with it to alleviate pain symptoms.
Believe it or not, honey is used for wound management because of it’s antibacterial properties. It can reduce inflammation, pain, swelling and even promote rapid recovery.
Simply rinse your mouth with warm water and a spoon of honey.
If you are preparing for a teeth whitening session, we would recommend you try any of the practices above a week prior to your treatment and to continue it for a few days post-whitening session.
For more information on teeth whitening and teeth whitening session types offered, book a free consultation here and we will guide you through the process and answer any queries or concerns you may want to address ahead of your session.