Facts about common dental concerns

 

WHAT CAUSES MY TEETH TO SENSITIVE TO COLD OR AIR?

There are many reasons why teeth are sensitive. 

Grinding or clenching can bruise your teeth. 

Remedy: Evaluating the way your teeth fit together with a computerized scan (T-Scan) or wearing a bite guard while sleeping.

A diet with too many acidic foods and beverages.   

Remedy: Reduce the number of acidic foods and beverages.  More importantly drink them over a short period of time.  Avoid swishing soft drinks and wine.

Brushing with excessively abrasive toothpaste especially after acidic foods and beverages.

Remedy: Use toothpastes with a lower RDA (Relative Dentin Abrasiveness) and avoid brushing after acidic foods and beverages.  Instead, rinse with plain water, water mixed with a little baking soda or a fluoride rinse.

Poor hygiene which allows acidic plaque to sit on the teeth.

Remedy: While brushing your teeth, please focus on gentle circular motions with a soft toothbrush along the gumline.  The bristles should be directed toward the gumline at a 45 degree angle

Acid in the mouth due to GERD (acid reflux) or bulimia.

Remedy: Avoid brushing your teeth. Instead, rinse with plain water, water mixed with a little baking soda or a fluoride rinse.