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Creating A Perfect Smile

Hi there, I'm Caylee Curtis. After going through orthodontic therapy during childhood, I started paying close attention how a nice smile can increase beauty. With appearance improvements, comes a huge confidence boost that can also bolster your looks. Upon making that discovery, I started researching all of the different ways people can create a gorgeous smile. As it turns out, dentists play a huge role creating a gorgeous smile by fixing tooth and jaw alignment issues. Dentists may recommend that their patients obtain braces, retainers or veneers that improve tooth placement or color. I will use this site to share information about these procedures and more. I hope to help you decide if these procedures are worth your time and money or if you should find a different option for your situation. Please visit often and check out my content to learn more information.

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Three Effective Treatment Options For Sensitive Teeth

Do your teeth hurt when you take cold or hot drinks? Do you feel uncomfortable when cold air blows across your teeth? If you do, then you are probably suffering from teeth sensitivity. The condition arises when pores form on the protective layer of your teeth, which allows these stimulants to reach your teeth's nerves and cause irritations. The good news is that you can deal with the condition via:

Desensitizing Toothpaste or Fluoride

You use desensitizing toothpaste just like conventional toothpaste. It contains compounds (one of which is potassium nitrate) that obstruct the transmission of the sensation from your enamel to the nerve. You will have to use the toothpaste several times for the desensitization to take effect.

As for desensitizing fluoride, it works by re-mineralizing your enamel. Once the enamel has been re-mineralized, it also blocks the transmission of sensations from the surface of the teeth to its sensitive inner tissues. You can either take fluoride in the form of prescription drugs (in different forms such as tablets or drops) or have the dentist apply it directly on your teeth.

Gum Graft

Sometimes, hypersensitivity of the teeth is caused when the gums recede and expose the sensitive teeth roots. If the recession is too serious, then your dentist may prescribe surgical gum grafts. The surgery can take different forms such as:

  • Connective tissue graft – involves the use of connective tissue from the palate (roof of the mouth), surface tissue is not used.
  • Connective and surface tissue graft – both surface (skin) and gum tissue are used. This method is more painful and leads to a bigger wound, so it is restricted to those with very thin gums.
  • Biomaterial – this route is usually taken if good quality donor tissue isn't available, and the gum recession isn't too severe.


If your tooth root surfaces are exposed, then it can also be dealt with via bonding. The dentist applies a bonding resin (teeth-colored) to the sensitive root surfaces and uses a special light to harden and bond the resin/plastic to your teeth. This covers up the exposed surfaces and prevents hypersensitivity. If you don't need it for multiple teeth, then bonding is a simple dental process that your dentist can easily accomplish in one visit.

Before you develop dental hypersensitivity, you can take precautionary measures such as brushing gently, limiting intake of acidic foods, and bleaching your teeth responsibly. Even after treatment, it still pays to be cautious and observe the same preventive measures because hypersensitivity can reoccur. To find out more information, speak with a business like Mooresville Dental.