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Why Your Teeth Could be Sensitive All The Time

hello everybody and room is key here

with dental Elmo Bell hygiene so are

your teeth always sensitive and by

sensitive I don't mean in pain

necessarily but I mean sensitive so if

you're eating something drinking

something if they're sensitive well

you'd have your teeth cleaned if you're

if you're brushing just if they're

sensitive all the time and if we say to

you well how are the teeth sensitive and

you don't really know how to answer that

and and you just simply say well they're

sensitive all the time

there are probably reasons for that

meaning if we know what's causing that

sensitivity we can help you and prevent

that time sensitivity from happening and

here why it's happening now so I'm gonna

stop sharing my screen here and I'm

going to show you guys a couple pictures

on my iPad so and this will be an

eye-opener for a lot of you so if your

teeth look like this let me find the

picture if your teeth look like this so

you might look at that and say what am I

looking at I don't know what you're

talking about so let me just kind of

adjust things here I'm going to point

Jim with it with my pen here so notice

how this tooth looks nice the gum is

covering up everything right but look at

this one see how this area is exposed

and it's kind of like oh sorry guys it's

so easy with this iPad to change the

pictures when I don't want to okay weird

that picture no guys okay you're just

sorry about that so I'm just gonna show

that to you up close first so you guys

can see but then notice how there's a

light yellow almost brown area up here

so that is actually the second layer of

your tooth called the dentin showing

through and that should always be

covered but what if you're looking

inside your mouth right now and saying

oh I have that here I have oh my gosh I

have a lot of those areas that explains

why I'm sensitive right so the gums are

shrinking away from the teeth so you

might have heard us tell you guys that

before at the dental office but we might

not have

done more about it but there are so many

things we can do and we need to take the

time to really kind of figure out well

are you still doing something to cause

that or has this been here for 10 years

but hasn't gotten any worse so that's

why I like to take pictures so every

time I see a patient for the first time

so I don't take X um I don't take x-rays

but I take pictures inside the mouth

with a little camera so kind of like

this where I can kind of see where those

areas are and then I can monitor things

to see if it's getting worse because the

thing about this is you can cover that

up by having surgery meaning taking some

of the gum tissue from the roof of the

mouth and putting it over there it does

work but nobody really wants that

surgery right so there are things we can

do to prevent that from getting worse

and more importantly not cause

sensitivity so if your teeth look like

that that's probably why you are

sensitive all the time but there are

things we can do for that so and I

mentioned actually the same two products

in the video that I did previously I'm

talking about why your teeth are

sensitive to a teeth cleaning but I

talked about you having a lot of plaque

tartar same this is something different

where the gums look like that I don't

see any plaque I don't see any tartar

and I don't see any stain but if your

gums look like that you will be

sensitive so I will be giving you a

different toothpaste to use because this

toothpaste actually helps to cover up

those exposed surfaces and sort of

remineralize those those areas so that

it's covering everything up so it

doesn't become sensitive because what

happens is if it's exposed

everything's hitting it like every time

you you eat something touch something

drink something when the saliva is over

there it will be sensitive this forms a

thin layer over the teeth over time so

that nothing can penetrate to cause the

sensitivity toothpastes don't work right

away it takes a couple weeks to a couple

months but but if you use this

every day two or three times a day that

sensitivity will not come back so it's

amazing amazing stuff so not all

toothpaste fits all if you're using

Crest Colgate good for you but you might

need something else and I mentioned

something else that I like to apply in

office meaning this comes in a little

tube where it's a liquid where I apply a

drop / you know area so check that out

you guys so if I'm going back to that

picture that I shown you guys before I

would apply a drop per area on a common

palate and I would hold it right here

and like rub it in takes about 30 to 60

seconds let it air dry meaning I take

the compilot off let it air dry for

about 60 seconds done so I would do that

on every surface where I can see that

sick the second layer of the tooth

coming through it might take two minutes

depending on how many of those areas you

have but that also helps to speed up

that protective layer forming over

overall which is amazing right so you

would use this toothpaste at home and

and I would do my hard work to use those

those drops at your appointment this

stuff is so amazing but I've had

patients said to me oh my god can I take

that home with me so that I can use it

every day it does last three to six

months depending on your eating habits

so if you're having a pop every single

day that protective layer will wear down

eventually it might take three months

not six months but this stuff is amazing

so if you're sensitive oh sorry I'm just

showing you you guys lots of other

things there but if your teeth are

sensitive all the time there are things

we can do so talk to your dental

hygienists have them really look inside

your mouth take pictures so that we can

monitor things and just and just help

you be less

because I like to treat the problem okay

so I like to treat the problem but then

also prevent it from from happening

because I don't want you coming back in

six months saying oh yeah remember how I

said that I was really really sensitive

up here

well now it's actually down here too

whereas when I saw them last time things

looked funny down here but then if I

look down here down here now I might go

oh my goodness

now the teeth are looking like this on

the bottom to where you didn't have that

last time so what causes this it could

be from brushing too hard that's usually

the cause of it is brushing too hard or

using a medium or hard toothbrush always

use a nice soft toothbrush and don't

brush too hard and that's another thing

that your dental hygienist can help you

with to really monitor how your brushing

because we all probably brush a little

too hard because you want to get in

there right and clean everything off but

too hard is too hard and it could cause

more damage causing sensitivity so thank

you guys for listening let me know if

you have any questions about that

because I am very very happy to help

sometimes it could be as simple as using

a different toothpaste to truly change

your life because if your teeth are

sensitive all the time you're probably a

very grouchy person because you would be

sensitive right all the time so there

are things we can do I will talk to you

guys in the next one