August 25, 2016
Costa Mesa Dentist Talks Tooth Sensitivity
What causes tooth sensitivity?
Do you experience an occasional zing throughout the day? Sensitivity to hot and cold? Or constant dull, achy pain? These are all signs you are suffering from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can be very unpleasant and also be a sign of a more serious dental condition. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, Orange County Dentist Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson can help!
Tooth Sensitivity causing Dental Pain
Tooth sensitivity can come in many forms and from many causes. You can simply be sipping in air, taking a bit of your lunch, or trying to concentrate at work and you notice that something doesn’t feel right. Tooth sensitivity, also called dentin hypersensitivity, can occur when the outer layers of the tooth, the enamel and cementum, become thin and expose the dentin layer underneath. When dentin is exposed, the tooth root and nerve are closer to the surface and more likely to become irritated.
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Tooth Sensitivity – Dr. Jorgenson explains it all!
February 24, 2016
Brushing our teeth at least two minutes, twice a day is one of the most effective methods for maintaining good oral health in between visits to the dentist. Proper brushing technique is equally important to ensure effectiveness and to prevent any damage to the enamel and gums.
Brushing too hard can lead to:
- Gum recession
- Worn Enamel
- Red, swollen gums
How to prevent brushing too hard?
If you use a manual toothbrush, we highly suggest you use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Even better, we offer two fantastic toothbrushes at Advanced Dental Care: Sonicare and Oral-B. Our RDH Lisa Thurm prefers the Oral B Professional 5000. The round toothbrush head allows for easy access to all surfaces of the tooth and the rotating bristles work effectively to remove plaque and tartar.
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Are you brushing too hard