Do you have itchy teeth and gums? Itchy gums can be caused by many things and if it is persistent, you may need to pay a visit to your dentist.
As we mentioned in our last post, at Bluewater Dentist we are passionate about ensuring that all aspects of dental care are catered to. We understand that an “itchy teeth” sensation may be difficult to handle. However, with our help you can be sure that your oral hygiene is in the best condition possible. But, what are the most common causes of having itchy teeth and gums?
Itchy Teeth and Gums, the Common Causes – Advice from Bluewater Dentist
Build Up of Plaque
One of the most common causes of the itchy teeth and gums sensation is a build-up of plaque. As we know, mouths contain a lot of bacteria. If these bacteria combine with the sugars and other particles in your mouth from food and drink, a sticky film is formed called plaque. If you think that a build-up of plaque is the reason why your teeth feel itchy or you are facing an uncomfortable sensation, it may just be the case that you need to brush and floss your teeth more carefully.
Itchy gum is a symptom of gingivitis, which is known as gum disease in its early stages. Though gingivitis is more commonly associated with bleeding and swollen gums, itchiness is also a symptom worth knowing. Don’t panic! Gingivitis is extremely treatable and your dentist will be able to carry out a deep clean on your gums to reduce the chance that your gums will swell! If you are experiencing the itchy sensation frequently it may be worthwhile reconsidering your dental hygiene routine.
Finally, itchy teeth can be caused by allergies. As well as allergies causing your nose and eyes to itch, hay fever can also cause itchy teeth and gums. Also, if you eat something you’re allergic to, your gums can become increasingly irritated and inflamed. Seek out the advice of a Beith dentist from Bluewater if your itchy gums aren’t going away and antihistamines aren’t doing the trick!