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Enamel Erosion And Sensitive Teeth – What Do You Do?

At your recent appointment, you told your dentist you were experiencing tooth sensitivity. Your dentist confirmed that you have enamel erosion, a condition that results when the enamel on your teeth has been worn away. So why is this happening and what can you do about it?   Many people are affected by both enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity — pain or discomfort to the teeth that often occurs from dental erosion. Many factors can contribute to enamel erosion including:   - Consuming acidic food and beverages or foods, such as citrus foods, tomatoes and orange juice - Eating too ...
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Healthy Teeth and Your Child’s Diet

Other than regular toothbrushing, your child's eating habit will play a key role in his/her dental health. Why Sugar is the Big Villain  The more extended and more frequently your child's teeth are exposed to sugar, the greater the risk of cavities. "Sticky sugar" foods, like caramel, toffee, bubble gum, and dried fruit are particularly harmful when they remain in the mouth for lengthy periods of time. The teeth are essentially bathed in sugar until the sticky foods are removed. Therefore, make sure to always brush your child's teeth after consuming a sugary food item. It's also advisable to avoid ...
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Preventing and Treating Exposed Dentin

Exposed dentin can be problematic for almost anyone. Dentin is the layer of the tooth directly beneath the enamel, which is the outer coating of the crown of the tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and usually helps insulate the teeth from sensitivity. Dentin, however, is considerably softer and is made up of thousands of microscopic tubules that contain nerve endings that connect directly to the inner pulp of the tooth. The dental pulp contains only one type of nerve fiber: one that interprets everything as pain! This means that cold, heat, pressure or almost anything can ...
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10 Useful tips to look after your teeth

Keeping good oral hygiene and regular visit to your dentist will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day. Don't forget to brush your teeth after meals. Choose a toothbrush that has a small head for easy access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder to your gums. Use toothpaste with fluoride. Fluoride reduces the risk of tooth decay, and it also helps to harden tooth enamel. Brush your teeth between two to three minutes. Don't forget to floss daily. Use a slow and ...
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Knocked-Out Tooth (Avulsed Tooth)

Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an "avulsed" tooth. This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth. However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there's a good chance the tooth can be saved. What You Can Do When a tooth has been knocked out, the nerves, blood vessels and supporting tissues are damaged, too. The nerves and blood vessels can't be repaired. That is why all avulsed teeth will need a root canal. However, the bone can reattach to the root of the tooth once it's put back into place. The odds ...
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