How can you treat sensitive teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth, eating ice cream can be more pain than pleasure. Suffering from sensitive teeth is extremely common – it’s estimated that around half of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives. So, if you are tired of wincing with that first scoop of raspberry ripple, what can you do about it? Well the good news is that there are many ways that you can reduce or eliminate sensitive teeth.

Teeth become sensitive when surface enamel wears down, exposing the layer of dentine underneath. Dentine is a bone-like substance that makes up the greatest proportion of a tooth. Without a protective layer of enamel, sensations – whether hot or cold – travel down tiny channels within dentine to the nerves at the centre of the tooth.

The Best Natural Teeth Whitening Products

Blame it on Hollywood or The Only Way is Essex, but teeth whitening has never been more popular.

Over the years, our teeth can lose their gleaming white sparkle. The usual culprits are tea, coffee, red wine and smoking, but plaque build up and age are also factors, with teeth naturally yellowing as the enamel thins.

Dental clinics offer bleaching treatments, but if you’re looking for a more natural – and cheaper – option, it’s worth checking out some of the new whitening products on the market.

Wisdom teeth trouble? Wimpole Street Dental can help.

At Wimpole Street Dental, near Harley Street in London W1, Dr Richard Marques BDS is an expert at treating all types of wisdom tooth pain.

Why do wisdom teeth cause problems?

Wisdom teeth usually develop in teenagers and young adults. They grow right at the back of your mouth, one in each corner – four in total.

6 Ways To Get Whiter Teeth

Get The Right Five A Day

Fruit sugars mean tucking into a bowlful can cause problems. But pick the right salad and you can keep your teeth gleaming. Strawberries and apples both contain malic acid, which is a natural tooth cleanser, says dentist Dr Richard Marques, of Wimpole Street Dental.

Read more here.

The Philips Sonicare Air-Floss

As well as brushing we all need to carry out some form of interdental cleaning (between the teeth). Conventional flossing is a great way to do this, but some people find it too time consuming and fiddly. The new air-floss machine uses air and water under pressure to clean between your teeth. Using this method it is possible to clean all the spaces between your teeth in approximately 30 seconds. We have these available in our clinic and can demonstrate how to use them effectively.This will improve the health of your teeth and gums and leave your mouth feeling fresher!

See our online shop for our range of Philips Sonicare Air-floss products.