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Root Sensitivity: What Causes It and What We Can Do

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Sensitivity to hot and cold or pain while chewing or biting down are just a couple symptoms of root sensitivity. This condition can be very painful and debilitating for patients, and it's important to seek out treatment in the case that your sensitivity may be caused by a dental infection. Here is what you should know about root sensitivity and how to manage it.

What Causes Root Sensitivity?

It is important to determine the underlying cause of your condition in order to select the most effective treatment option. Some of the causes of root sensitivity may be:

  • Decay that has progressed into the nerve or pulp of your tooth. This will require root ...

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Treats and Your Teeth

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With Halloween fast approaching, it's a good idea to review how treats affect your teeth. We all know that sugar is bad for our pearly whites, but here's a quick review of how and why.

Sugar 101

Did you know that it's not actually sugar that creates the cavities in your teeth? Rather, it's the chain reaction that sugar triggers in your mouth that causes tooth decay. Plaque builds up on your teeth creating a sticky film. The bacteria in the plaque is fueled by the sugar you consume and it produces the acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a cavity.

The Worst Culprits

As candy goes, chocolate is probably your best bet ...

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3 Reasons Why Baby Teeth Matter

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When your child's first teeth arrive, it's an exciting time! You may also feel unsure about how to care for these small teeth. Do you even need to worry about them since they'll be falling out in a few years? The answer is - yes! Here are 3 reasons why your child's baby teeth are important and tips on how to take care of them.

They Help Your Child Learn to Speak and Eat

Baby teeth help your child begin to form their first words! They have probably been exploring sounds since they were born, but when the first teeth arrive, they can now start to turn those sounds into words. These ...

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Oral Health Myths (and the Facts)

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You may not think about it, but your oral health affects your daily life. Having a healthy, beautiful smile gives you confidence and allows you to eat, chew, and talk with ease. These are things we take for granted until we don't have them. Your oral health is important, and your Toronto dentist is here to dispel some of the myths about how to maintain it.

Myth #1: If My Teeth Don't Hurt, I Don't Need to See the Dentist

In the world of dentistry, prevention is everything. You see, unlike your medical doctor who will see you when you're sick or hurt, your dentist needs to see you every six months ...

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Ways We Use Botox in Dentistry

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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we're proud to offer our patients the latest in dental technology, and that includes Botox treatments. While Botox is often considered a cosmetic treatment for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, it also has other helpful features for our patients. Here are some of the ways we use Botox in Toronto to benefit our patients.

Headaches and Migraines

When you suffer from headaches, it can be very debilitating and significantly reduce the quality of your life. One of the ways that Botox alleviates fine lines and wrinkles is to relax your muscles. This helps patients who are suffering from chronic headaches and even migraines to find relief. Botox treatments ...

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Coping with Sensitive Roots? Call Your Dentist Right Away

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If you have tooth or root sensitivity, it can sometimes be difficult to find relief. What causes this discomfort? Is there anything your dentist can do to help alleviate the sensitivity? Are there things you can do at home to help? Here is the information you need to manage root sensitivity effectively.

What Causes Root Sensitivity?

There are a number of factors that can cause root sensitivity, and determining the source of yours will help you alleviate it. Some things that can contribute to root sensitivity are:

  • Flossing or brushing too vigorously
  • Tooth decay or a leaky filling
  • Gum recession or periodontal disease
  • Infection or inflammation in the pulp of the tooth
  • Heavy biting forces or a ...

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Pain, Swelling, Discoloration: When to Call the Dentist

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Your tooth feels sensitive when you enjoy your favorite dessert - ice cream! The sharp pain goes away, so you're not sure if you should be concerned or if it's time to contact your dentist. At this point, you may not need immediate attention, but it's likely a good idea to schedule an examination and cleaning with your dental team. Your tooth may have decay that should be removed before it progresses. Here are some other signs that you should contact your dentist.

Chronic Pain or Swelling

If your sensitivity has progressed to constant pain or you notice swelling around your tooth, you should contact your dentist right away. This is likely ...

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