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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
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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
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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

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth with the help of your Catonsville Dentist

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Did you know that one in eight adults has sensitive teeth? According to a new survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth.

Dentists in the 37 United States dental offices studied asked their patients if they had recently suffered pain, sensitivity or discomfort in their teeth or gums. Of the 787 patients surveyed, 12% experienced sensitivity that was not due to another problem, such as a cavity, chipped tooth or swollen gums.

“The condition is impacting people’s lives, and they may avoid some foods,” said a research assistant professor at the University of Washington and lead study author, Dr. Joana Cunha-Cruz. “But it’s not like they are feeling pain all the time.”

Pain is often triggered by cold, hot, sweet, or acidic food and drink.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth occur when tooth enamel or cementum, the tissue between the tooth and gum, wear away. This exposes small tubes connecting nerves inside the tooth to triggers outside the tooth, like the aforementioned cold, hot, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks.

“It’s hard to generalize, but probably for people that are visiting the general dentist, one in eight have sensitive teeth that is bothering them,” said Cunha-Cruz.

Who is at Risk for Sensitive Teeth?

Quite simply, 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.

“Teeth sensitivity is universal, but some people and cultures could be more at risk depending on their diet, if it is very acidic, and if they drink a lot of wine or alcohol,” said Dr. Richard Trushkowsky, associate director of International Aesthetic Dentistry at New York University.

Are you one of the 1-in-8 adults suffering from sensitive teeth? If so, Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland can help.

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:

1 in 8 Adults have Sensitive Teeth WebMD