(Closed) Teeth

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have sensitive teeth as well, and I used sysodyne toothpaste to help with the sensitivety. Wen I first started using it I would brush 3 times a day, or at night I would leave the toothpaste coating my teeth for about 2 or 3 minutes. After about a week I could tell a huuuge difference and it is the only toothpaste I use now.

I also use whitening stuff I get from my dentist, and I know if I leave it on for more than an hour my teeth start to hurt. So does it hurt all the time, or do you think maybe you are just leaving it on too long?

Also, you dentist may have some good suggestions for you, like baking soda and lemon juice. I have head that helps.  

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

You’re both pretty young to have teeth so sensitive. Sensitive to what? Hot? Cold? Sweets? Is it your teeth themselves or your gums?

Most teeth can become sensitive for any numbers of reasons. Vigorous over-brushing with a too abrasive toothpaste,recession on the root surfaces,bulemia & vomiting,acid reflux,rampant cervical decay…so its important to identify what exactly caused it.

Acids are the enemy of teeth! Sucking on lemons (please don’t),drinking vinegar, sucking on hard candies,bathing the teeth in sugars,etc,.and many of the whitening pastes have certain ingredients in them that irritate the tissues.

Sensodyne is a good paste to use for sensitivity and usually takes about a month to build up a protective coating, but don’t alternate it with a whitening paste…they counteract each other. One builds protection and the other scrubs it away. One or the other,but not both.

Before trying anything crazy,try and identify where (everywhere?),how long they’ve been this way (long time or recently?) and see your dentist for some help. There are prescription toothpastes available that work wonders!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Talk to your dentist–you shouldn’t have SUPER sensitive teeth at age 22! It might be attributed to a mineral deficiency or something…it doesn’t hurt to ask.

MIne are super sensitive to cold, like ice cream. But it’s b/c i had braces for YEARS and avoided biting into cold things. It shocks me.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

One way to keep your teeth white is actually to floss daily.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Your dentist probably has better toothpaste than Sensodyne, like NeutraMaxx or Fluoridex.  Those are both REALLY good sensitive toothpastes.  

For whitening, you can use over the counter white strips.  They are not as good as what your dentist can do for you, but they work pretty well.  They are always coming out with better ones.  I just saw a commerical for Advanced Seal white strips.  They look a lot like bleach trays that we make in my dental office.  

If you plan on doing professional whitening, I suggest Zoom whitening.  But before having it done, be sure that they are trying to prevent sensitivity.  They should give you special sensitive toothpaste, like the Fluoridex.  When we do Zoom, we give our patients the special toothpaste and Relief fluoride gel (to help with sensitivity after the procedure).  We take extra precaution’s to ensure that people don’t have sensitive teeth.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My teeth are really sensitive as well.  I use Supersmile and it doesn’t hurt my teeth. Like most, I use Sensodyne toothpaste and Act rinse every single day twice a day and it does help.

My teeth sensitivity is due to grinding and clinching, not acids, so you may want to check into that with your dentist.

Post # 9
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56 posts
Worker bee

I use Colgate sensitivity toothpaste.  I floss daily and also use ACT rinse daily.

I use crest white strips and they don’t seem to hurt my teeth too much.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used the advanced crest white strips and- Wow, what a difference! I had to stop using them after 1.5 weeks since my teeth became too sensative (I think I left them on too long once too often), but in that time my teeth easily became 3-4 shades whiter. I have clacium deposits that have been yellow since I was a kid and for the first time in my memory they are as white as the rest of my teeth! I smile and show my teeth so much more often now! 🙂

Post # 11
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226 posts
Helper bee

I heard on a radio show the other day that if you mix fresh stawberries and baking soda and make a paste and use a gentle tooth brush it helps remove coffee stains. 

Post # 12
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@lilybee  PLEASE do NOT use baking soda in your mouth!!  It is WAY too abrasive and could cause abrasion on your teeth which is irreversible.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Be careful of those whitestrips… I did most of a pack before the wedding (it helped!), but I can only do them once a day. Early in the process, I tried doing 2 back-to-back, and the pain started about 3 hours later… it was UNBEARABLE and lasted for about 2 hours.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Go to your dentist and get molds made of your teeth for trays.  Then buy the high strength whitening gel through them.  It’s the best whitener there is.  The trays range from dentist to dentist, but each whitening gel tube is only $15.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@ nicole61183 – I don’t understand, don’t a lot of tooth paste have baking soda in them?  It’s not something you should do daily, but I don’t see why it would be any worst than the strips?  My teeth were never sensitive until I used the over the counter strips, it took months before my teeth felth normal again.  I’ve never tried the strawberry baking soda thing, so I don’t know how it would feel.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I just made a dentist appointment today and they mentioned something about salt treatment for reducing coffee stains. When I told my friend, she said her dentist did it for her (she’s a smoker and drinks about 5 cups of coffee per day) and it tastes terrible but works. Has anyone heard of this before?

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