Hardening Toothpaste That Works While You Sleep

toothpaste 2A new ingredient is now being added to certain toothpastes.  This ingredient puts back lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity.  All while you sleep. This hardening toothpaste is available online from special dental distributors, but may be available in stores soon.

The new ingredient, known as BioMinF will provide relief to millions of people who are prone to tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Tooth decay is the most common disease worldwide and also the number one reason why children are admitted to the hospital.

Toothpastes that contain BioMinF slowly release calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions over a time frame of 8 to 12 hours. Using this type of toothpaste makes teeth more resistant to acidic foods and drinks.

BioMinF is available from dental practices and distributors now or via www.biomin.co.uk at £4.99 for 75ml tube.

Breakthrough Toothpaste Ingredient Hardens Your Teeth While You Sleep|ScienceDaily

How GERD Affects Children’s Dental Health

GERDGastroesophageal Reflux Disease, aka GERD, doesn’t only affect adults.  It can affect children and even babies. In babies it may cause fussiness and excessive vomiting after feedings.  In older kids it may lead to stomach and chest pain or heartburn. Most kids outgrow GERD without much medical care, but it may affect their teeth.

What is GERD exactly? It is when the acidic contents of the stomach move backward toward the esophagus. It happens because the muscles that connect the esophagus to the stomach fail to close properly.

How does GERD affect children’s teeth? Because of the acid in the stomach, GERD can affect the teeth negatively because the teeth are exposed to this acid. It may create areas of acid erosion. Teeth may become worn down and may decay and develop cavities. Enamel erosion also creates tooth sensitivity and in severe cases can result in nerve exposure and pain.

If you suspect that your child suffers from GERD you should talk to your doctor so that it won’t lead to long term problems.  Then be sure to see your pediatric dentist to help treat the dental symptoms that are created by GERD.

GERD: How It Can Affect Kid’s Dental Health|Kid’s Best Dentist

Dental Erosion

dental erosionDental erosion is when the tooth enamel is worn away by exposure to acid.  Erosion of tooth enamel can result in pain as it leaves the tooth exposed and sensitive. Our tooth enamel becomes softer anytime we eat or drink anything acidic, but this is normally canceled out by our saliva.  Saliva restores the natural balance in the mouth as long as there is enough time to repair between acidic attacks.

A recent study has found that soft drinks are the most significant factor in the severity of dental erosion. Anything with an acidity level lower than 5.5 can damage the teeth. Diet and regular soda, other carbonated drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices are all harmful to the teeth if they are consumed too often. Sodas and fruit juices also contain a lot of sugar so they can lead to tooth decay as well as dental erosion.

Dental erosion doesn’t always need to be treated.  If you visit the dentist regularly to get cleanings and exams, your dental team can usually prevent the problem from getting worse. It is important to keep up a good oral hygiene routine, but also be more cautious about the foods and drinks we consume.

Soda And Fruit Juice Are Biggest Culprits In Dental Erosion|Medical News Today

Remedies For Tooth Sensitivity

tooth sensitivityIn an article from Dr. Kenneth Wolnik on his blog, he admits that tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental problems patients deal with on a daily basis. Tooth sensitivity causes significant discomfort and pain, especially when cleaning the teeth. The last thing dentists want is for tooth sensitivity to interfere with your dental hygiene.  Dr. Wolnik’s office put together some home remedies for sensitive teeth.

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush – soft and flexible bristles will not irritate gums and exposed roots of sensitive teeth.
  • Use toothpaste made especially for sensitive teeth – there are many sensitive toothpaste options on the market that are designed to desensitize teeth while brushing.
  • Rinse with warm water – avoid that painful sensitivity of the cold water by brushing and rinsing with warm water.
  • Eliminate whitening/bleaching products from your routine – the active ingredients in these products can cause damage to tooth enamel and make them more sensitive.
  • Use a fluoride rinse – a fluoride rinse helps to decrease sensitivity and protect enamel.
  • Cut back on acidic drinks – acidic drinks like coffee, tea, soda and juice are a huge culprit of tooth enamel erosion.

If these home remedies don’t work for sensitivity, be sure to see your dentist.  Dr. Wolnik suggests that dentists have many procedures to help patients with sensitive teeth.

At Home Remedies For Sensitive Teeth | Dr. Kenneth Wolnik

Do You Suffer From Sensitive Teeth?

sensitive teethDo you suffer from sensitive teeth?  If the answer is “yes”, you are not alone. Many people suffer from sensitive teeth. In some cases, sensitive teeth can result in mild discomfort or irritation. However, there are also instances in which sensitive teeth can cause a person notable pain with some degree of regularity. There are a few things you can do to help lessen your symptoms of sensitive teeth.

Brush at least twice a day – You should be doing this regardless of sensitive teeth, but it will help relieve symptoms. Use a soft toothbrush and you toothpaste that is designed for sensitive teeth.

Floss daily – Also something that you should be doing anyway. Not flossing daily can cause symptoms of sensitivity to worsen.

Limit acidic foods – Acidic foods break down the enamel of the teeth. Limit these foods for sensitivity.  This includes oranges, grapefruit, etc. and their juices.

Avoid teeth whitening products – A person with teeth sensitivity can aggravate it more if they use teeth whitening products.

Protect against teeth grinding – If you have problems with teeth grinding you should wear a protective device, like a teeth guard, to protect against sensitivity as well.

Regular dental appointments – Visiting your dentist regularly protects your teeth as well.  Your dentist can make sure there is not a decline in the health of your teeth.

Six Things You Should Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth|World Dental