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Noticed front lower teeth sensitive today when brushing teeth

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Noticed front lower teeth sensitive today when brushing teeth

I think my gyms are receeding. I was doing some research and I think it's because I'm brushing too hard. Does anyone have any solutions?



I was doing some research just now that mentions:

1. drinking green tea
2. swishing with sesame or coconut oil
3. sea salt mixed with water and gargling it

Do any of these work? Also if I gargle with the sea salt solution, am I supposed to rinse my mouth afterwards with water to remove the saltiness and taste or does that defeat purpose of doing it in the first place?
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wolf30 wrote: I think my gyms are receeding. I was doing some research and I think it's because I'm brushing too hard. Does anyone have any solutions?

I was doing some research just now that mentions:

1. drinking green tea
2. swishing with sesame or coconut oil
3. sea salt mixed with water and gargling it

Do any of these work? Also if I gargle with the sea salt solution, am I supposed to rinse my mouth afterwards with water to remove the saltiness and taste or does that defeat purpose of doing it in the first place?
Why not find out the actual problem before randomly treating a self diagnosis.
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TheMaterial wrote: Why not find out the actual problem before randomly treating a self diagnosis.
I don't got medical insurance at the moment and don't got the funds to fork over for a dental checkup
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Brush more lightly is one thing. A hygienist told me that it doesn't take much effort to brush away the tartar. When you brush, spend more effort on the problem areas.

Floss everyday and really get in where your gums are sore. Spend more effort on the problem areas. It will feel sore for about a week.

Use Sensodyne toothpaste (you can get some from Costco). It's not a magical formula but it should help with the sensitivity. I don't know how it works but some people seem to swear by it. I don't have sensitive teeth so I'm not sure how well it works.
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Find out what the problem is. Most likely you will be paying 135 max. You can ask before making an appointment. If you don’t want to, try colgate pro relief.
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Switch to Sensodine toothpaste and see if it will help with the sensitivity.
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I recently had a tender spot on my lower front gum. I only noticed it when brushing, and thought it may have been from a scrape by eating something crunchy like a nut, or chip or crusty bread. It healed within a week.

My dental hygenist has noted some recession of my gums. She recommended Proxabrush for cleaning between my lower front teeth (it's like a very tiny bottle brush that cleans better than floss). She also gave me a Sulcus brush which is a short pointy shaped brush for massaging my gumline.

I also rinse or gargle with salt water for sensitive gums or sore throat respectively. Both Mom and my dental hugenist recommend it. I always rinse after... not sure if that's the right technique or not.
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Once you have gum recession the best you can hope for is that it doesn't get worse. A gum graft is the only way to add more gum tissue. I had one for 4 lower front teeth and it was about $1800.
Since you are self diagnosing maybe you don't have recession. Go to a dentist twice a year money or not or it will cost you a lot more down the road and you could end up losing teeth which is even more expensive.

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