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June 6, 2019

Have you found that there is a correlation between the pain in your teeth and the cold winter months?


Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 people experience prolonged tooth sensitivity? A reality that must be dealt with every year. Just as we adapt our wardrobe to the winter months we must also change our dental routine. For those who already experience sensitive teeth and gums, the sad fact is that with the colder weather, our teeth become more susceptible to sensitivity and discomfort.


If you find yourself with this misfortune don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be permanent. There are a number of ways to tackle oral health in winter to ensure comfort. Don’t hide from winter, meet it head-on with a smile.


Having sensitive teeth is a very common symptom of cold weather and it is easily fixed if you have the appropriate dental hygiene routine.


Use a soft toothbrush

The most effective way to combat sensitivity is to use a soft brush, one designed for sensitive teeth. Most brushes have firm bristles and this can bring further discomfort by wearing through the enamel and aggravating exposed roots. Softer brushes will allow for a more gentle scrub that caters to your dental needs. Keep in mind that over brushing isn’t the solution and this will often worsen the situation.


Are you using the right toothpaste?

Buying the correct toothpaste is also key, there is a range of brands which are designed to help with sensitivity. They are filled with potassium nitrate which is incredibly useful in relieving nerve pain- the main culprit of sensitivity. Buying from reputable companies and looking out for dental awards is one way to identify the right brand for you. Continued and regular use will set you on the path to healthier and less sensitive teeth.


Mouthwash and Floss

Mouthwash and floss are your friends! Floss gently and be mindful of your gums and sensitive teeth. When using mouthwash try to use natural products that are low in alcohol. Over the counter fluoride is a great home remedy as well, It will strengthen enamel and dentin.  You can purchase fluoride from most chemists over the counter without a prescription.



Year round care

While it can be easy to fall into bad habits, a consistent oral care routine is vital all year round. A proper dental plan that is followed daily is the best way to ensure healthy teeth. Avoid seasonal stresses and surprises by maintaining your teeth year round.


Regular check-ups with your dentist!


One of the most important things to remember is getting regular check-ups from your dentist (twice a year). How often are you going to see your dentist?


Especially around the winter time where are, teeth are at their most vulnerable. You will also be able to develop a fluid dental health plan that is catered to your specific needs with the help of a trained professional.  


Your dentist will also be able to work on any immediate issues with your teeth preventing from further sensitivity.


If you are experiencing sensitive teeth and gums, book an appointment with your local dentist today! The team at Hillarys Dental Care will assess your dental health to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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November 23, 2018

What do you know about wisdom teeth?

While many people have experienced the pain that can come with having these teeth descend into their mouths and having them removed, not everyone gets wisdom teeth. Some people may not understand what wisdom teeth are or why they need to have them removed.


Wisdom teeth are third molars that are the last of your teeth to develop. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25.


While you need the rest of the teeth in your mouth, you don’t need your wisdom teeth. According to preeminent anthropologists and evolutionary biologists, it is supposed that wisdom teeth existed to help our ancestors chew the coarse leaves, roots, nuts and raw meat that made up the human diet many years ago. As we evolved and changed our eating habits, there was no longer a need for these teeth.


Why Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Once your wisdom teeth start to come in, you’ll know, because it can be quite a painful process. You probably don’t remember the pain of teething when you were a baby, but it is quite an uncomfortable process, and the same is true when your wisdom teeth come in. Most of the time, your wisdom teeth will be impacted. This means that they are unable to fully break through the gum line because there is no room left in your mouth due to all your other teeth.

If an impacted tooth is left in your mouth it could damage the teeth around it or become infected. This molar is very difficult to clean because this molar is in an awkward place in your mouth. This can cause gum disease and lead to infections and illnesses that can affect the heart, lungs and other organs.

Studies have shown that 8 in 10 young adults who kept their wisdom teeth experienced dental issues within seven years. These issues can be quite costly to fix, especially if they require gum surgery or a root canal. This is why it may be a better idea to simply have wisdom teeth removed early on.

If these aren’t enough reasons to get your wisdom teeth out, leading dental authorities add, that in some cases, fluid-filled cyst or a tumour can form around an untreated wisdom tooth. As it grows, this cyst can lead to serious problems by hollowing out the jaw and damaging the surrounding nerves and teeth.


Do I Need To Get Them Removed?

Occasionally, wisdom teeth will come in and not cause pain, or problems to the adjacent teeth. However, you should still head to a dentist to get the situation checked out.

In some cases, wisdom teeth that have erupted and are functionally free of cavities and are not causing any problems with the surrounding teeth or gum tissue may not need to be removed. However, the bottom line is you should always go to the dentist when you feel your wisdom teeth coming in to make sure that everything is in good shape.


If you are experiencing any wisdom tooth pain, book an appointment with your local dentist today! The team at Hillarys Dental Care will assess your dental health to determine the best course of treatment for you.


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