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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Seven Easy Ways to Prevent Gum Disease
...These signs include any of the following: gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss; bad breath; red or swollen gums; and sensitive teeth...

Don't Let Tooth Pain Linger — The Cost May Just Be Too High
... Pain that lingers after eating hot or cold foods or liquids — Mild and short-term sensitivity (lasting only seconds or a minute) to hot and cold foods resulting from gum recession can often be soothed by using a fluoride toothpaste made for sensitive teeth...

Getting to the Root of Tooth Sensitivity
...Fluoride-containing toothpaste made for sensitive teeth might help...

Ultrasonic Scalers can Effectively Clean Most Patients' Gum Tissues
...They’re not recommended for patients with hypersensitive teeth, especially regarding temperature change, or for teeth with areas of de-mineralization (the loss of mineral content in the enamel)...

Toothpaste
... Toothpastes for sensitive teeth often include ingredients like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which can block sensations of pain...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... If you have very sensitive teeth, it may be possible to alleviate some discomfort by using slimmer tips on the scaler...

Tooth Pain
...To alleviate the symptoms, you can try using a soft brush and toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth, for a couple of weeks...

Tooth Sensitivity
...While the difference between sensitivity and pain may be somewhat blurry, we can say that sensitive teeth usually produce discomfort in response to a stimulus like temperature, pressure, or even the sweetness of particular foods...