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Origins of Oral Sensitivity
While oral sensitivity is mostly known as tooth sensitivity, it can also affect the gums as well. In fact, the gums are actually the main reason for this condition to occur. According totop family dentist, Dr. Khilwani, the teeth often become sensitive to hot or cold temperatures because of exposed dentin along the root area of the gums. This can occur due to some form of gum disease or receding gums. This is actually quite common – as the top cosmetic dentist East Meadow has to offer, Dr. Khilwani explains that the bottom area of the tooth, where the root is usually, isn’t protected by enamel layer like the rest of the tooth – but rather cementum. This cementum often wears away quite quickly, leaving the root exposed, again causing sensitivity. Throughout his years as the top cosmetic dentist East Meadow has in practice, Dr. Khilwani has treated a variety of reasons for this tooth erosion, including:
· Brushing your teeth too hard.
· Using a rough, poor quality toothpaste.
· Bulimia (eating disorder in which you throw up after meals).
· Repeated teeth whitening treatments.
· Highly acidic diet
· Acid reflux
Its actually very easy to diagnose oral sensitivity, as its quite an unmistakable feeling and response to cold, acidic, or sweet drinks & foods. If you experience any oral pain or discomfort upon consuming. as the top family dentist in Queens, the first thing Dr. Khilwani will recommend is the use of a prescription strengthdesensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel toothpaste to try for a few days. Generally, this will have some effect within a week or so. This is for the most common, moderate cases of the condition, however for more severe cases, Dr. Khilwani may recommend a filling, a gum graft or a root canal may be required – also offering improvements to the patient’s smile – another reason he is considered the top cosmetic dentist East Meadow has in practice.
In addition, patients may want to lower the acidity levels in their diet by eliminating fruit juices, alcohol, and sugary sodas. For more information on treating your own oral sensitivity, be sure to contact Pleasant Care Dental today.
Cavities from Sugar
From a young age we are often told to limit our consumption of sugary sweats for a number of different reasons. One of the most common being that too many sugary sweets will cause you to get cavities. This, like most things we’re told in our childhood, may or may not be true. While sugar and sugary sweets does have an effect on the health of your teeth, it’s a bit more complex than “sugar causes cavities”. According to Dr. Rakesh Khilwani, the top dental implant specialist in Queens, the biggest issue surrounding this statement is that many of us don’t really know what a cavity is. In fact, we’ve heard this so often, that many simply think cavities are the presence of sugar in your teeth. To further examine sugars effect on your teeth, gums and overall oral health, Dr. Khilwani gives us a quick lesson on cavities and of course tells us the facts behind the age-old wives’ tail, answering whether sugar actually causes cavities or not.
Before we explore how cavities are caused, we must first understand what exactly a cavity actually is. Cavities are also sometimes called dental caries, and they are characterized by a small hole that develops within a tooth in an area where the tooth has decayed,and the outer layer of enamel has broken down. Tooth decay is caused by excess plaque buildup – plaque is a sticky form of a bacteria that is formed naturally as a result of digestion. According to Dr. Khilwani, the top dental implant specialist in Queens, when this plaque is present for too long, it causes the tooth to decay and thus creating a cavity. Over time, when we leave a cavity untreated, it will worsen and expose the tooth’s inner nerve endings, resulting in significant pain. As a dental implant specialist, Dr. Khilwani must often perform root canals or dental extractions, when cavities aren’t caught and treated early.
Sugar and Cavities
Well if you read into the previous paragraph, you can pretty much understand that no, sugar does not directly cause cavities. However, according to dental implant specialist Dr. Khilwani, when we digest sugar, it can create bacteria as a byproduct, and when combined with poor oral hygiene, can lead to cavities on top of tooth decay and even gum disease. The problem arises from our own stomach acids, responsible for digestion. When they help us to digest our food, they cause our teeth to lose their vital outer, mineral layer – over time, this can cause massive tooth decay and bacterial buildup. But, if we brush often, drink fluoride water, and maintain proper saliva buildup – our teeth are able to re-mineralize themselves fairly quickly. Essentially, sugar and sugary sweets are totally fine (in moderation), as long as you maintain proper oral health practices.
Like pretty much all other oral hygiene issues, the best way to prevent cavities is to just take proper care of your teeth and gums – and you can essentially eat a pretty much all the sugar you want. Just be sure to brush twice a day, floss, use mouthwash and visit the dentist 2-4 times a year! For more information on oral care contact Pleasant Care Dental today.