The New Dental Care Routine that Has Greatly Reduced Our Tooth Sensitivity Problems!
Due to having a poor dental care routine in the past, I have many dental fillings in my teeth as a reminder of that.
One of the negative consequences of my negligence was that I developed the problem of tooth sensitivity, probably due to receding gums caused by the lack of flossing and improper brushing.
When I ate ice cream, drank a cold drink, or anything similar, a sharp pain and discomfort would shoot through the upper left side of my mouth - that's where the most sensitive part was. Can anyone relate to this?
Just a month or two ago, I came across this article and I tried the dental care routine as described by the dentist.
To my pleasant surprise, I started noticing the improvement within just a few days!
The tooth sensitivity was greatly reduced and I could enjoy my favorite desserts without suffering the discomfort.
Then I told my wife Amilee about the new dental care routine that I adopted and encouraged her to try it out as well.
Amilee also developed tooth sensitivity but she can't remember when it started.
The great news is that Amilee is also experiencing much reduced tooth sensitivity thanks to the new dental care routine!
I'm so happy with the results that I feel led to share with you about this new dental care routine that has improved the quality of our lives!
Take note that none of the below are to be taken as professional medical or dental advice to cure or treat any conditions.
We are just sharing our experiences of what has worked well for us, and it's up to you whether to take our opinion or not. Without further ado, here's the new dental care routine:
1) Floss Teeth
We use Oral B's Essential Floss. You can order it via the product link below if you don't already have dental floss.
Before Amilee and I got married, I didn't floss my teeth. I just didn't see the need to and felt that it was uncomfortable on my gums because they would bleed especially when I first started flossing.
I also felt that the extra time needed to be spent on floss was just troublesome.
I paid dearly for excluding this important step from my dental care routine - the food debris stuck in between my teeth caused many of the cavities that were formed in my teeth.
When I first seriously included flossing into my dental care routine, I was shocked by how much food the floss removed from in between my teeth.
To think that I was allowing all that junk to sit and rot in between my precious pearly whites!!
Take it from someone who suffered from tooth sensitivity and tooth decay due to the omission of flossing:
Floss your teeth at least once a day, at night before you brush your teeth.
You can also bring your floss with you to work and floss after your breakfast and lunch!
The cleaner the gaps in between your teeth are, the better!
2) Brush Teeth and Don't Rinse With Water!
As people with tooth sensitivity, we love using Sensodyne's Repair and Protect Toothpaste.
It's formulated for people who experience tooth sensitivity!
So what I've always thought ever since I was a child is that I must brush my teeth and then rinse off the toothpaste with water. Do you still think this way?
Apparently the rules change after you become an adult!
Instead of rinsing off the toothpaste in your mouth after brushing your teeth, spit out the excess toothpaste and leave a thin layer on your teeth.
I leave the layer on for 15 - 30 mins without eating any food or drinking anything during that period of time.
The reason for leaving on the layer of toothpaste is so that the fluoride in the toothpaste can have enough time to work to strengthen your teeth!
This is the slight tweak from my previous dental care routine that makes all the difference!
In the past, when I would rinse the toothpaste off with water immediately after brushing my teeth, the fluoride had no time to take effect, and therefore the tooth sensitivity was more intense.
Try this new way! It may work well for you like it did for us.
Also, use a toothbrush with soft bristles so that you don't accidentally brush your teeth too hard.
Brushing too hard or too frequently can lead to receding gums and the problem of tooth sensitivity.
3) Rinse Mouth with Mouthwash
Finally, after leaving the layer of toothpaste on for 15 - 30 mins or as long as you can manage to, rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
We highly recommend using Listerine's Healthy White Mouthwash.
Out of all the mouthwashs that we've tried, this one tastes the best (like a refreshing lemon flavor), doesn't have such a strong burning sensation, makes our teeth feel squeaky clean after use, and we notice that our teeth have become significantly whiter after using for a few weeks!
We rinse with mouthwash twice a day, and each time you only need to use one third of a capful of mouthwash, and swish in your mouth for one minute before spitting it out.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "The New Dental Care Routine that Has Greatly Reduced Our Tooth Sensitivity Problems!".
How has tooth sensitivity affected your life and what is your current dental care routine? Would you try this new dental care routine?
Share your answers with me by leaving a comment below.
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