If you are not in any pain then ring the dentist as soon as possible and make an appointment, but try and keep the tooth as clean as possible and avoid biting hard on that tooth. If you have pain, then you will need to go to your dentist ASAP as an emergency.
There are many reasons teeth can be sensitive to hot or cold, you could try using some sensitive products designed to help relieve the symptoms of sensitive teeth. It would be best to make an appointment with you dentist or hygienist as they will be able to offer further advice.
Tooth grinding/jaw clenching can lead to headaches, migraines and over time damage to the teeth. This can simply be treated using customized splints. In more serious cases orthodontics or crown work may be required, either way you be pain free.
Dry mouth can be a symptom of many different problems. It can happen as we get older or a side effect of medication. If you think you are suffering with dry mouth, you should discuss this with your dental team. There are products they can recommend.
Yes, it removes food and plaque form in between your teeth and under the gum line. Cleaning in between your teeth daily is 40% of your overall cleaning, it gets to the spaces your toothbrush can’t reach.
Periodontal disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. If plaque is not regularly removed, it calcifies into a rough, porous deposit called calculus, or tartar. By products of bacterial metabolism irritate the gums, making them red, tender, swollen and more prone to bleed.
Eventually, the supporting periodontal structures begin to breakdown. The result of this slow process is tissue loss, bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
In the earlier states of gum disease most treatment involves scaling and root planning. The procedure aims at removing plaque and calculus from the surface of the tooth adjacent to gum tissue.
In the majority of early gum disease cases, treatment entails improved oral hygiene techniques, scaling and root planning.
Advanced cases may require surgical treatment.
Excellent Oral hygiene by removing plaque twice daily by flossing and brushing. Seeing your hygienist twice a year for professional cleanings will minimise your risk of gum disease.
However, there are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as stress, diabetes, genetics and pregnancy.