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Sensitive Teeth: Causes and Treatments

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Sensitive teeth

You don’t have to suffer from sensitive teeth. Follow these tips to help enjoy your life again!

Things that you used to eat and drink every day can suddenly bring you to the edge of tears as your teeth become increasingly sensitive. It is estimated that one in eight people suffer from sensitive teeth. Why should you have to suffer from eating and drinking the things you love? There are ways to treat your tooth troubles! (more…)

Teeth Whitening in Catonsville

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

 

 

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes one more appealing to members of the opposite sex. So, what to do if your smile is a little more on the yellow side than you’d prefer? Fortunately, there are many options to help give you that bright, white grin you’ve always wanted.

Can Bleaching or Whitening weaken Teeth?

The first thing we do at Catonsville Dental Care is determine if a whitening procedure would be the most effective treatment for you. Assessing your discoloration helps us know if you would benefit from professional teeth whitening or if we should consider another path, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding. There are many factors that could cause your teeth to become less white, but the most common is age. As we age, our teeth often become darker. They can also easily be influenced by smoking, coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and foods with tannins.

While there are many over-the-counter products you can use, they are not nearly as effective as a visit with your local tooth-whitening dentist. Dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile. When you visit our team at Catonsville Dental Care, we ensure that we find a solution customized to your needs. In just one visit, you can brighten your smile by ten shades.

The most common professional tooth-whitening treatment is chair-side bleaching. Your dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums from the tooth-whitening process. Then, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth, much stronger than an over-the-counter product. Sometimes a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the whitening treatment. We can easily tailor the process to individuals with tooth sensitivity to help make your teeth-whitening experience as painlessly as possible, both during and after the procedure.

The long-term success of the procedure is up to you. With proper care and use of a prescribed at-home whitening product, the benefits of professional teeth-whitening can last years. At Catonsville Dental Care, we believe in the benefits of professional teeth whitening.

About Leikin & Baylin Dental Care in Catonsville

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland offers family dental services for your whole family. If you have any questions about oral hygiene or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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Sources: http://www.aacd.com/whitening

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening

http://annapolisdentalcare.com/blog/teeth-whitening-and-bleaching/teeth-whitening-at-annapolis-dental-care/

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Sensitive TeethOuch! You experience a sharp pain whenever you take a drink of your ice-cold beverage. You just want to quench your thirst, but your Sensitive Teeth have other things in mind, namely pain. But why? Why are your teeth so sensitive and how can you deal with the pain?

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

According to Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at New York University College of Dentistry, the source of your sensitive teeth could be caused by several different factors.

  1. Exposed Root: If the root structure is exposed, even a little, pain can quickly result. Gum recession or enamel erosion expose the dentin layer of the tooth, which contains millions of tiny tubules connected to nerve endings.
  2. Brushing Too Hard: Yes, brushing is good for your oral health. Yes, you can do it wrong. Brushing too hard can damage your teeth, slowly eroding the enamel layer of your tooth. “Harsh strokes wear away at the gum tissue as well as the tooth’s enamel layer, leaving each dentin tubule vulnerable to whatever it comes in contact with — hot, cold, soft, or hard,” said Wolff.
  3. Acidic Beverages: Acidic beverages – sodas, coffees, teas, juices, wines, etc. – can worsen enamel erosion.
  4. Tooth Whitening: Overuse of teeth whitening agents can further damage the enamel layer.

If you are experiencing sensitivity, schedule an appointment with your dentist at your earliest convenience. 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 Dealing with Sensitive Teeth or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care 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