A comprehensive guide on caring for sensitive teeth and gums
If there’s any pain worse than childbirth in my books, it’s got to be dental pain. And I speak from experience. Although I have zero cavities (a fact I throw in my son’s face every time he pops a sweet or chocolate in his mouth), I’ve had a sort of love affair with dentists since I was a child. Years of sitting in the dentist’s chair during my childhood – I had braces you see – and then frequent visits again in my adulthood when an unfortunate accident broke my front tooth. So much so that I needed an implant. All’s well now but it was agonising at that time, especially since I also had sore gums as a result.
So, believe me when I say dental pain is not good, and here’s what you can do to care for sensitive teeth and gums.
Using dental products especially designed for sensitive teeth and gums makes a huge difference. These toothpastes and mouthwashes contain special desensitising ingredients that protect the nerve endings from pain and discomfort. A soft-bristled toothbrush puts less pressure on your teeth and aids in pain-free brushing. Ensuring you attend regular dentist appointments will also help to discover issues before they become problematic.
The Gengigel Mouthrinse for gums contains Hyaluronic acid, which contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the treatment of swollen gums.
Regular salt water gargles (at least twice a day) is another proven home remedy for painful gums. Salt helps reduce inflammation of the gums, thereby soothing sore gums.
Limit the amount of acidic foods and beverages you consume can help prevent your tooth enamel from becoming weak.
If you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night (yes, it’s a thing), using a mouthguard might help. The last thing you want to do to your sensitive teeth is grind them even in your sleep!
And last but definitely not the least important, maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss daily and schedule regular visits to the dentist.
For painful gums, ulcers or other targeted pain relief, try Gengigel Oral gel. It contains Hyaluronan, a component that is naturally present in the mouth and is responsible for reducing inflammation and stimulating production of new healthy tissue. Not only does it soothe pain, but repairs and protects too.
Here is an useful infographic by Gengigel which tells you more about gum disease…
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Gengigel