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The Usual Causes of Tooth Pain

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
The Usual Causes of Tooth Pain
Follow along with this guide to the most common causes of tooth pain so you’ll know how to treat it.

Tooth pain can arrive from seemingly out of nowhere, and never as an especially welcome visitor. Being able to do some preliminary amateur analysis as to “What’s going on in there!?” is a highly useful skill, though. That invisible red-hot needle mercilessly jabbing your gums likely indicates a different type of issue than, say, that dull persistent molar ache—or the dreaded sudden onset of extreme sensitivity to temperatures!
Many dental conditions can be indicative of more complex overarching health problems—ones that aren’t by any means confined to your mouth. Follow along with this guide to the most common causes of tooth pain so that, when next you awake in the throbbing throes of tooth trouble, you may actually be able to answer that silently-screamed why!?, and take appropriate ameliorative action all the faster.

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How to Handle Sensitive Teeth

Friday, July 22nd, 2022
How to Handle Sensitive Teeth
There are plenty of causes for sensitive teeth and you ought to see your dentist right away if your teeth are sensitive.

If you have tooth sensitivity, it might set your mind racing with possibilities. You may suddenly find yourself feeling discomfort or sensitivity whenever you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks. Brushing and flossing could even cause pain. Even breathing in cold air! There are plenty of causes for sensitive teeth and you ought to see your dentist right away if your teeth are sensitive. Once an underlying cause is established, that will be treated—but in the meantime, you also have to treat your sensitive teeth. Here are some possible ways to do so. 

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Different Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Thursday, July 7th, 2022
Different Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth
Having a chipped tooth might be something you’ll eventually need to deal with regarding your oral health.

Unfortunately, we can all be clumsy occasionally. As a result, having a chipped tooth might be something you’ll eventually need to deal with regarding your oral health. In fact, whether it’s a cracked or broken tooth, there are some key things you will absolutely want to know when it comes to dealing with such an uncomfortable situation. The reality is, there are restorative and cosmetic dental procedures that can help repair a chipped tooth effectively and efficiently. Ultimately, the proper treatment for a chipped tooth will usually revolve around just how badly your tooth has been chipped. Here are a few different ways to effectively and efficiently repair or fix a chipped tooth. 

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Winter Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Winter Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

When this tooth encounters hot or cold liquids or food, it hurts!

If you have temperature sensitivity in your teeth, you probably know it. It happens when the enamel wears down or the gums recede, leaving part of the tooth exposed that is more sensitive. When this tooth encounters hot or cold liquids or food, it hurts! And unfortunately, it’s not just about food, especially this time of year. Winter weather can impact sensitive teeth too. (more…)

3 Ways To Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Don't ignore these oral health signs!

Learn how to prevent and treat teeth sensitivity.

You may love eating cold foods such as ice cream, but you probably do not love the tooth sensitivity that comes with it.  If you suffer from constant tooth sensitivity, there a variety of underlying issues you need to treat.  Gum disease, tooth decay, and aggressive brushing are common causes of sensitive teeth.  Luckily, there are a few simple ways you can treat tooth sensitivity so you can enjoy your ice cream pain-free! (more…)

Tips for People With Sensitive Teeth

Friday, August 11th, 2017

tooth sensitivity

There are several things you can adopt in your daily life to combat teeth sensitivity.

It seems to happen every time you have an ice cream or bite down on cold foods; a sharp pain is sent straight to your mouth.  Teeth sensitivity is a common issue that affects 60 percent of Americans and can interfere with your daily life.  When the enamel and dentin of the teeth get worn away, the nerve endings are exposed causing pain and discomfort.  There are several ways you can reduce teeth sensitivity, and it starts with proper oral hygiene.   (more…)

What Do You Need to Know About Sensitive Teeth?

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

tooth sensitivity

Got sensitive teeth? There are steps you can take to lessen the pain and, often, to eliminate it entirely.

It happens to a lot of us: We’re living our lives, plodding along as per usual, then, out of nowhere, we bite into an ice cream cone or take a sip of coffee and the pain is enough to make a shy, bald Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve had cavities before, and they didn’t put you on your knees as though you’d been in the company of Ray Lewis in the 2000s. And you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! (more…)

Bad Habits for Your Teeth

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Bad habits for your teeth

There are several habits that could be causing your toothaches.

Every parent knows that having their child suck their thumb past teething is a bad idea. But what about the other habits children pick up from other adults or even from their own parents? (more…)

A Guide to Tooth Sensitivity

Friday, April 17th, 2015

tooth sensitivityYou will never forget the day the searing pain hits the nerves in your teeth after eating a spoonful of mint chocolate chip. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! You visit the endodonist on recommendation by your regular dentist. The result: you’ve developed a tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. The endodontist gave you a sample of Sensodyne toothpaste and sent you on your way. So now what? (more…)

Sensitive Teeth: Increased Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Sensitive TeethOh boy, am I thirsty. This ice-cold glass of water is exactly what I need. Ouch! What was that? You ignore the sharp pain coursing through your tooth. So you take another sip…Ouch! What is going on?

Does the above scenario sound familiar to you? If so, you may have Sensitive Teeth. But why? Well the reasons vary from receding gums to the overuse of teeth whitening chemicals to diets high in acidic beverages to enamel erosion to overaggressive brushing. No matter the reason, the outcome is the same; the root structure of one or more teeth has become exposed.

Typically covered by the gums, the dentin layer contains millions of tiny tubules (or tubes), each of which is connected to a nerve ending. When exposed, these tiny tubules are rather sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

Viola. Pain.

But don’t worry; you are not alone. According to a new survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth. In fact, everyone is at risk, though certain groups are at an increased risk. These groups include:

  1. Adults between 18 and 44 were 3.5 times more likely than older adults to have sensitive teeth.
  2. Women are 1.8 times more likely than men to have sensitive teeth.
  3. Additional at risks groups include: those with receding gums and those who perform at-home tooth whitening.

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, talk to your dentist about possible treatment options. At Leikin and Baylin Dental Care in Catonsville, Maryland, our team of caring health professionals provides unparalleled dental excellence. We treat our patients as members of the family. And since most procedures are performed in our office, our patients rarely need to leave our careful eye.

If you have any questions about Sensitive Teeth, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Sources:

When Heat and Cold Hurt Your Teeth WebMD