I have been going to the same dentist for as long as I can remember. Its not a super high tech office, it doesn’t have TVs above the chairs or modern decor, but I feel comfortable there. The moment I walk in I’m greeted by familiar people and things. The same secretary who saw me as a cute toddler, an awkward teenager and a pregnant adult, watched me bring my kids in for the first time. The same dentist who tells corny jokes and who constantly asks me questions when my mouth is full of tools, checks my teeth. And I always hear the same statement at the end of my appointment “No cavities!”.
For twenty-nine years, I loved going to the dentist! Sure, I wore braces when I was a teenager, but I never had a pain, complaint or cavity. Then I became pregnant with my second child. It was a great pregnancy! I was still able to keep up with my then 2 year old, I didn’t have morning sickness, I basically felt wonderful! Then I started to notice when I drank tea, I would get a twinge on the right side of my mouth. I ignored it. I had great teeth, why should I worry? Then the next time I ate ice cream, I let out a scream! When the cold hit my tooth it sent me through the roof. When my tooth became too sensitive to brush, I broke down and called my dentist.
My dentist confirmed I had sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is usually caused when then dentin (the middle section of the tooth that surrounds the root) is exposed. As a result, the tooth becomes sensitive after hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and drinks. If left untreated it can lead to decay, a cavity or a hole in the tooth. Break my 29 years of no cavities?!? I don’t think so!
The first thing my dentist recommended was a low abrasion toothpaste specially made for sensitive teeth. The purpose of this toothpaste is to make the teeth less sensitive during daily brushing, while still protecting your teeth against decay with the addition of fluoride. One thing he warned me was to research the tooth paste I used. All tooth pastes are not created equally. Sensitive toothpastes that contain potassium nitrate will immediately numbs the tooth nerve, but this masking of the pain of tooth sensitivity will take 2 weeks of use before relief is obtained. He recommended Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief (CSPR) toothpaste. It is formulated to shield and repair sensitive teeth for long-lasting protection Instead of masking the pain, it plugs the channels that lead to the sensitive tooth nerves thus blocking the pain. With regular use, it builds a long-lasting protective barrier that acts like a seal against sensitivity. I’ve seen the commercials, simply rub it on and drink a hot or cold drink and instantly its gone! Too good to be true right? WRONG! It worked! I gently massaged my sensitive tooth for 1 minute then I drank my tea. No pain, no twinge, no tingling! I was home free!
Do you have sensitive teeth?
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Disclosure: I am part of the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.