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Prins Dental April 2019 Newsletter
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We strive to provide you with the highest standard of Personalized Dental Care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. We think you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff very friendly, and our dental care exceptional. If you have any quesitons please call or click the "Submit Question" link below.
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Are Your Teeth Sensitive?
Do you find yourself shivering or wincing in pain from really hot or cold foods? If you do, you might be suffering from sensitive teeth. There are many reasons that this can occur and also many ways to treat it. Understanding what you might be experiencing can help you be informed when you talk to your dentist and will help you find the perfect solution to end your discomfort.

Why Teeth Get Sensitive
Your teeth are protected by enamel and cementum. Enamel is the outer white part of the tooth that you see and cementum is the outer layer of your tooth beneath the gum line. When either of these are damaged, the dentin, which lies underneath is exposed. The dentin is much more sensitive than enamel or cementum and contains small tubes that lead to the nerve endings. This is what causes you to feel pain or tingling from hot or cold foods.

Reasons for Sensitive Teeth
There are numerous reasons that you could be suffering from sensitive teeth. Some of the most common reasons include decay and gum disease. Occasionally people with worn fillings or fractured teeth will also suffer.

Treatment
There are a variety of ways to help people with sensitive teeth. At home, you can use special toothpaste that helps to decrease the sensitivity. If this does not help, we may be able to help you in a variety of ways depending on the reason for the sensitivity. A few of the techniques that can be performed include the application of fluoride, applying a crown, performing a root canal or gum grafting. Talk to us today about your sensitivity and get your mouth comfortable once again.

Are You Using Too Much Pressure When You Brush?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but brushing your teeth harder doesn't mean that they will be cleaner. In fact, brushing with too much pressure can damage your teeth, and some of the signs that you are brushing too hard include:

• When the handle of your toothbrush bends with the excess pressure
• If you are using a brush with medium or hard bristles
• If the bristles on your brush fray quickly after getting a new brush
• If your gums are sore after brushing
• If your gums are starting to recede away from the teeth

While your teeth need to be brushed twice a day, brushing too much can cause dental health problems. If you need tips on the proper method for brushing your teeth, be sure to ask us at your next appointment so that your dental hygiene routine isn't causing any further damage.

Can Vitamin Supplements Improve Your Gum Health?
Good news for people who are concerned about their gum health: vitamins C and D are thought to improve and prevent gum disease.

Vitamin C
There is a well-known link between gum disease and vitamin C deficiency, as people with low vitamin C intake levels are thought to have higher rates of gum disease. This vitamin is thought to help because it is used to accelerate the regeneration of bone and to repair connective tissues.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce your chances of developing gum disease. Studies have found that people with high vitamin D levels in their blood were less likely to notice bleeding gums and other symptoms. Sun exposure is one of the best possible sources of this vitamin, and supplements are also available.

We strive to provide you with the highest standard of Personalized Dental Care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. We think you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff very friendly, and our dental care exceptional. If you have any quesitons please call or click the "Submit Question" link below.



Prins Dental | www.prinsdental.com | (541) 773-5441
1390 Oleander St # A, Medford, OR 97504



 

 

 
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