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How to Fight against Sensitive Teeth this Winter!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Malisano Dental

For those who suffer from sensitive teeth, winter can bring added discomfort. The cold weather can bring on many ailments such as colds and the flu. These ailments and the cold weather can also intensify the pain and discomfort of having sensitive teeth.

There are many causes for sensitive teeth. It may be a symptom of a more serious dental health issue such as decay, gum disease and dental nerve inflammation. Congested sinuses can aggravate teeth and become sensitive to pressure, hot and cold. It is recommended to have an oral health assessment first.

Gum recession is where the root of the tooth is exposed and is no longer covered by bone and gum. This exposed soft root surface is very susceptible to tooth erosion and abrasion. These areas of the tooth can become sensitive to hot, cold and sweet.

On a cold day, these areas of the teeth can become quite sensitive.

To help you, here are some professional tips to overcome sensitive teeth.

  • Use an electric tooth brush with a very soft tooth brush head. Rest the rotating head of the toothbrush near the gums than closer to the biting edge. Do this on the back and front of each tooth.
  • Don’t brush aggressively.
  • Do Floss and use interdental brushes daily.
  • Change toothpastes. Some toothpastes are very high in Laurel Sulphates and other additives that may abrade the tooth surface.
  • Cut down on foods with sugar and acid.
  • Sanitize your toothbrush head weekly by soaking in diluted Milton's TM and replace the toothbrush head every 6 weeks.
  • Stop Smoking.
  • Avoid over –the-counter tooth whitening products as these products have strong chemicals that can sometimes worsen the discomfort of sensitive teeth.
  • Hydrate – drink at least 2 litres of water per day for better saliva health.
  • Regular Fluoride treatments from your dentist to strengthen the teeth. There are many types of fluoride treatments. This works best when the correct product is used to suit your needs.

Dr Malisano advises that if your symptoms still persist, a thorough oral health assessment is needed to rule out serious dental issues. Please contact 5532 1933 or email

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Dr. Leanne Malisano is one of the most experienced cosmetic dental surgeons in Australia. A special interest in Jaw Joint Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Smile Makeovers and Dental Implants.

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