Do you prefer a cup of water from the faucet instead of icy cold because your teeth are sensitive?
Usually there is a reason for sensitive teeth, and the problem may often be treated. Common causes for sensitive teeth include the following:
Please be sure to visit your dentist for your regular dental cleaning and exam, and ask if there is a treatment for your sensitive teeth. Treatment may be as simple as a toothpaste change or periodontal treatment, or you may need a root canal, crown, or gum graft.
What is cracked tooth syndrome? Cracked tooth syndrome is caused by tiny fractures in teeth. Usually these fractures can't be seen, are under the gum line, and are most often in molar teeth.
What are the symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome? Unlike a cavity, which aches constantly, cracked tooth syndrome causes pain intermittently--when you bite something the wrong way or drink something cold.
Who is most at risk for cracked tooth syndrome? Patients who clench or grind their teeth may be more susceptible to tooth fractures. Additionally, teeth that have extensive dental work such as large fillings and root canals are more at risk for cracked tooth syndrome.
How soon should I visit the dentist if I am experiencing pain when I eat? If not treated, cracked tooth syndrome can worsen to the point that the tooth may crack completely or may unable to be saved. It is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible for the best chance of saving the tooth.
Can treatment for clenching and grinding my teeth help to prevent cracked tooth syndrome? No treatment can completely prevent cracked tooth syndrome, but dental treatment for clenching and grinding may help.
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In the summer, you may be tempted to drink sports drinks, sodas, or juices loaded with sugar or acid. As shown by this graphic from Wrigley, water is the best choice for your teeth. If you must drink something else, be sure to brush your teeth after, or at the very least rinse with water or chew a piece of sugar free gum. At Creedmoor Family Dentistry, we have your best interest in mind.