Why Are My Teeth sensitive?

If you experience pain or discomfort when consuming foods or beverages that are hot, cold, sweet, or sour; when brushing or flossing; or even when breathing sharp, cold air, you may have sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity is very treatable, no matter what the cause. Here are a few remedies you can take advantage of at:

*If you suffer from sensitive teeth, please contact us.

  • Try a desensitizing toothpaste which contains chemicals that block sensations like hot and cold from reaching the nerves in your teeth.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that will be gentler on both your teeth and gums.
  • Switch to a fluoride mouthwash.
  • Avoid acidic foods such as tea, tomatoes, and citrus fruits.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice every day and flossing once daily.

What Should I Do To Prevent Gum Disease And Tooth Decay?

Preventing gum disease and tooth decay starts right at home! Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and swish with mouthwash. When you’re able, skip the sugar. Most importantly, visit the dentist every six months.

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums characterized by a change in color from normal pink to red, with swelling, bleeding, and often sensitivity and tenderness. Symptoms may include swollen gums and bright red or red-purple shiny appearance to gums. To help avoid the occurrence of gingivitis or to reverse gingivitis, you should brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and floss daily.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

We offer several procedures that may improve your smiling including:

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns

Contact our office today to discuss ways to improve your smile.

Why is it important to go to the dentist twice a year?

A good number of people only see a dentist when something bothers them, but in an overwhelming majority, these problems do not happen overnight. Conditions that cause tooth pain happen over the course of years. These “crisis treatment” events can almost wholly be prevented by getting preventive care in the form of twice yearly cleanings and exams. Proper preventive care can help reduce cavities and gum disease and also detect existing cavities while they are small.

How can missing teeth be replaced?

Missing teeth can be replaced with varying levels of sophistication in treatment. Removable appliances (dentures and partials) can be made to replace numerous or all missing teeth.

Fixed bridges can also be made to replace missing teeth located between other teeth. A fixed bridge is a prosthesis consisting of three crowns supported on two or more teeth. Modern advances in dental materials allow for more natural looking bridges that are extremely durable.

Dental implants can replace one or numerous missing teeth. Dental implants can also increase the stability of a denture or partial. In some cases, dentures can be made that do not come out of the mouth. A dental implant is a titanium fixation device that is placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist into the jaw bone. A tooth (or denture retaining device) is then placed onto the implant by a general dentist. Dental implants have an extremely high success rate in addition to high patient satisfaction.

If you are interested in any of these tooth replacement options, please contact our office.

Can oral health affect the whole body?

Yes. Taking care of your mouth is taking care of your body. Studies have shown correlations between periodontal (gum) disease and illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and auto immune disorders.