Many people have felt it and cringed, that
shooting sensation when you eat or drink something too hot or cold. The pain of tooth sensitivity is
no joke and we at Amsel & Wilkins
know how unenjoyable life can get when you have to avoid certain foods. If you
are struggling with this issue we advise that you see your local dentist in Banbury to consult on
your tooth sensitivity issues and help you get back to more pleasant eating and
The cause and treatment of tooth sensitivity
Feeling pain in a tooth seemingly out of the blue
can be an indication of a cavity which is a separate issue from tooth
sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can affect one or all of your teeth and is
caused by the complete erosion or thinning of tooth enamel. This hard enamel
covers the sensitive area of the tooth and protects it but if you’ve been
brushing your teeth too hard or have a very hard toothbrush or grind your teeth
at night, this enamel can wear down. Acidic food as well as gastrointestinal
acids can also wear down tooth enamel and need to be eliminated in order to
protect the teeth.
While your dentist in Banbury
will beagle to discuss a new oral care regime with you to help lessen the
sensitivity, there are other things that can be done to lessen your discomfort:
Desensitizing toothpaste – while this doesn’t treat the problem of thinning tooth enamel, it does numb and blocks the pain of sensitivity after brushing. There are a number of these products available over the counter and your dentist can recommend which one is best for you.
Fluoride – this can be applied to your teeth by your dentist to strengthen the enamel you have left, thus allowing for a less sensitive feeling on the teeth. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to do yourself at home where you apply the product to a special tray and place it over the teeth.
Bonding – in some cases where the enamel has eroded and exposed the root, a bonding resin can be applied to the area that is prone to sensitivity and this will close it off and protect it from further damage.
Surgical Gum Graft – a piece of gum can be taken from anywhere inside the mouth and attach to another area of gum that has receded and exposed the roots of the tooth making it sensitive to biting and extreme temperatures. This is a procedure that can take place under anesthetic.
Depending on the severity of your enamel loss,
your dentist in Banbury will provide you with a
course of action that best suits your needs but in order to avoid damage to the
teeth, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and be gentle when brushing.
In the case of tooth grinding at night, you can speak to us about a mouth guard
or appliance to protect the teeth. Using fluoride toothpaste can help too and
avoiding acidic drinks like alcohol and fizzy juices will help prevent erosion.
Gone are the days where you have to set aside a
massive amount of your time to get an invasive and dangerous facelift surgery
or spend a fortune on skincare only to barely see anti-aging results. At Amsel & Wilkins, we know how busy
you are, so we are here to take care of the little things while you get on with
life. Facial aesthetics
have never been easier than simply stepping into the practice of your dentist in Banbury during your lunch
hour and getting a few tweaks here and there.
Why the dentist?
It may seem like a bit of a strange place to
receive antiaging treatments but dentists actually have a very thorough medical
knowledge of facial anatomy and understand that your wrinkles and sagging are
not only skin deep but are due to a loss in the molecular structure deep within
and beneath the skin. They know where your facial muscles sit and how to best
enhance your natural features in the most flattering way.
What we offer
Wrinkle treatments – known as “botox” injections, can soften the expression lines in different areas on your face giving you a rejuvenated look that has a more youthful and fresh appearance; by using botulinum toxin which is injected in small amounts into the tiny facial muscles that cause areas of expression like frown lines or laugh lines to deepen, the product is able to relax those targeted areas by blocking the nerve impulses to them thus softening the lines and creating a smoother appearance to the skin.
treatment at your dentist in Banbury is very quick, taking only
about 5-10 minutes and is virtually painless in treating frown lines, forehead
lines, eyebrows, crows feet, lines around the mouth, and the “smokers lines” on
the top lip. Results can be seen is as little as 4-7 days and for optimum
long-lasting effects, we recommend going for a top-up every 3 months to keep a
Dermal fillers – while botox relaxes the muscles to soften your age lines, dermal fillers plump them up to give you a fuller, more youthful look. Dermal fillers usually use some form of sterile hyaluronic acid which the body produces naturally. This substance can be injected into areas on the face where wrinkles have become apparent and can also be used to contour the face and neck to a more youthful and desirable appearance like filling out the cheekbones, filling in the tear trough which appears more sunken with age plumping up the lips and even shaping the jaw.
treatment is performed under a local anesthetic allowing you to feel no pain
while the injectables are administered and the results of dermal fillers at
your dentist in Banbury are immediately allowing
you to walk away with the enhanced features you’ve always wanted. The fillers
can last 6-12 months and a top-up is required when they eventually dissolve, to
maintain your fresh, plump appearance.
takes some effort to look young and fresh but not nearly as much as it used to
with the different injectables we have on offer to best suit your antiaging