Monday, December 3, 2012

Sensitvity Test

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the underlying layer of your tooth, the dentin, becomes exposed.  This can result from receding gum tissue (a symptom of Periodontal Disease), brushing your teeth too hard, cracked or chipped teeth, or a diet high in acidic foods such as citrus and pickles.  Using sensitivity toothpaste and avoiding highly acidic foods can improve many cases of sensitivity.  In more serious cases, a desensitizer can be applied in the office, and typically takes effect immediately.  To determine whether sensitivity is a problem for you, apply this simple test; close your teeth together and breathe in deeply through your mouth, forcing the air between your front teeth.  If you feel a tingle or sharp pain, call our office for a complimentary consultation on how to strengthen your teeth and decrease the sensitivity! 757-941-7079

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