Between appointments in our office, it is important to be mindful of the state of your teeth. You should be regularly inspecting your teeth and gums for changes or signs that there might be a problem with your oral health. This can be done visually by looking in your mouth for any indication of a problem. You may also be able to feel changes to your teeth by running your tongue along each one. If you notice or feel any changes, it is important to contact our office immediately. One complication that needs immediate attention is a cracked tooth. Read on to learn more.
Do you find yourself tensing from discomfort in your teeth after eating ice cream? You may also notice this reaction if you drink something hot, such as coffee, and then immediately eat something cold, such as cereal with milk. When this occurs, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when sensitivity is recurring, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. In the meantime, we want to share some tips to help lessen the effects of tooth sensitivity issues.
Do you find that you avoid certain hot or cold foods because they cause discomfort to your teeth? Do you feel uncomfortable when you brush your teeth and rinse using cold water? If you answered yes, then you are dealing with sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common sensation that patients experience from time to time. However, when sensitivity persists, it is a warning sign that you may have an issue with your oral health.