Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Cold?


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Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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Are Your Gums Preventing A Healthy Smile?


I have patients who experience gum recession. It’s not uncommon – about 50% of adults deal with some amount of receding gums and the possibility of sensitivity and decay. Unfortunately, even beautiful restorations and crowns are affected, and many people are left with an older–looking and unattractive smile. 

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Did You Know That It’s Risky To Not Floss?


It’s sad but true. Men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush their teeth on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the healthiest and fittest guys are guilty. Flossing is even more challenging for some of these guys.

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What is Gum Disease and Why Do I Have It?


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As a dentist AND dedicated practitioner of exercise and healthy eating, here’s what I tell all my patients. “Your lifestyle and your oral health are connected.”  Men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health, and many who have gum disease don’t recognize the symptoms until their condition is serious. I want every patient – male and female –  to be aware of the medical problems associated with gum disease.  Here’s why: 

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Is There a Cure For My Sensitive Teeth?


sensitive-to-cold-tooth-sensitivity

Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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Are Your Gums Getting in the Way of Your Healthy Smile?


healthy-smile-gum-recession

I have patients who experience gum recession. It’s not uncommon – about 50% of adults deal with some amount of receding gums and the possibility of sensitivity and decay. Unfortunately, even beautiful restorations and crowns are affected, and many people are left with an older–looking and unattractive smile. 

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Cold?


sensitive-to-cold-tooth-sensitivity

Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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Do Adults Need Fluoride Treatments?


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Many of my adult patients ask whether they should have fluoride treatments. Remember, fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Adults want to know if there are any specific benefits to adding the treatment to their regular dental exams. 

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Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Cold?


tooth-sensitivity

Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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What is Gum Disease and Who Gets It?


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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that causes a chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is a major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting nearly 80 percent of people at some point in their life. 

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