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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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What Causes Dental Discomfort?
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Sensitive Teeth...

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)...

Laughing Gas - For an Easier Visit, Every Time
...Many people get extremely nervous about dental visits because of: a past bad experience needing a lot of dental work very sensitive teeth an overly active gag reflex As such, their dental health really suffers...

Local Anesthesia is a Key Part of Pain-Free Dental Work
...Topical agents are useful for increasing comfort during cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth or similar superficial procedures...

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...

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