Congratulations. Crest contains Fluoride
and is a good toothpaste. One tip i can give you is to make sure that you do not brush immediately after meals, but rinse your mouth with water and then wait for an hour or so before brushing. This should be standard procedure to allow time for the saliva
to reconstitute any etched enamel
. But it may be particularly important for you!
now to your question about your back teeth seeming to be chipped and feeling rough. The short answer is â€œnoâ€ it is not normal for your teeth to feel rough or chipped, it is abnormal, and you should go back and ask your dentist to check carefully or change to a dentist who will take the time to evaluate your condition properly. There are a number of factors that can cause yur teeth to chip or feel rough. Firstly you may be grinding your teeth. Internalizing stress
and clenching your teeth is far more common than you would think. We call it bruxism. May be you need a mouth guard
. Secondly your â€œbiteâ€ might be off, we call that an occlusal discrepancy. This can put undue pressure on certain teeth causing them to chip or wear excessively, it can also make you grind your teeth. Thirdly, you might have filings that are wearing or unsupported enamel chipping away from the area where teeth are filled. A fourth consideration is that you may have acid reflux
from your stomach which might cause the teeth to be etched excessively and weakened. So you can see there are a number of things to think about.
I do hope that helps.
Thank you dr neil mcleod.
that lasts - quality that counts.