I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.
If you have experienced tooth squeeze on your most recent dive, then there is a high chance that you have small pockets of air that are expanding throughout your mouth. This may mean that you have a cavity or there is something wrong with your dental restoration. Either way, it is important to see a dentist as quickly as possible. A common result of tooth squeeze is inflammation. You may notice swollen or bleeding gums around where there is intense pressure. This can be painful and uncomfortable to deal with. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to help deal with your tooth squeeze following a dive.
Rinse with an anti-inflammatory Rinse as Soon as Possible
If you do not have access to a commercial anti-inflammatory oral rinse, then it can easily be made with the help of an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial herb. Peppermint is both and anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. The anti-inflammatory properties in the herb will calm your teeth and gums. You should notice a reduction in the redness. The antibacterial properties will keep a potential infection away. The rinse should be used immediately after your dive. Hold the rinse in your mouth for several minutes. The spit it out and repeat the process again. Continue to use the rinse until you go to sleep. The longer that you are able to keep the rinse in your mouth the better your mouth will able to absorb the anti-inflammatory properties.
Drink and anti-inflammatory Tea Before Bed and in the Morning
You will need to get all of the anti-inflammatory properties that you can get in order to ease your inflammation. Another way that you can accomplish this is through the use of an anti-inflammatory tea. The tea will help to soothe the pain and get rid of puffy gums. Some of the best anti-inflammatory herbs that you can turn into tea include. If the tea is still a bit too plant like, then you can add lemon juice and honey. Drink the tea before going to bed and first thing in the morning. If you have extra tea, then you should try to drink it after meals as well. This will give your mouth a chance to absorb it and begin to fully heal as you sleep.
Any kind of inflammation can be a pain to deal with. However, inflammation caused by tooth squeeze is completely frustrating. Therefore, use these tips to help get rid of it. Talk to a dentist, like Gregory T Grubba, for more help.