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Do you suffer with sensitive teeth?

Posted by  on 04-10-2017

Think having sensitive teeth is
just an inconvenience? Think again.
When ice cream or frosty drinks come
with an “ouch” factor, it’s time to tell
your dentist.

Tooth sensitivity may be an initial marker for something more serious.

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the protective enamel on the tooth is damaged or when receding gums or periodontal disease exposes the dentin at the roots.

Dentin is the material that makes up the part of the tooth below the gums, the tooth root, and is found under the tooth’s enamel layer. It is a much softer material than enamel and contains tubules, tiny tubes that connect to the tooth’s pulp or nerve chamber.

When this material is exposed to the air, cold, acidic drinks or infected with decay, the tooth may exhibit signs
of discomfort.”

If you or any of your family members suffer from sensitive teeth, you can reach us at 905-668-6301 for a consultation with Dr. Appleton.

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