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If you find that you have pain and bleeding following brushing your teeth, or have sensitivity with hot or cold water, or sweet foods, we can help! Lifetime Family Dental, located in Gilbert Arizona, wants to help with all your cosmetic dentistry needs, but also general dentistry to ensure the best functioning and the cleanest teeth possible. Having sensitive teeth can be a pain that is irritating, and one that is unnecessary. There are ways to help, and one way is to recognize causes for sensitive teeth.

Causes

Our daily living may help to increase the sensitivity in our teeth, but if we don’t know what that is, we cannot help it. Some issues causing sensitive teeth include:

  •   *Cavities
  •   *Exposed root
  •   *Gum disease
  •   *Worn down enamel
  •   *Tooth fractures

Whatever the cause of your sensitivity, Lifetime Family Dental can bring relief.

Ways to Help Sensitivity

To build a stronger protective layer around your teeth, there are several things you and your dentist can do to help decrease sensitivity. These include:

  •   *Fillings: For the bacteria that combines with the leftover food particles in your mouth, which creates holes in the tooth, these can be corrected through fillings by your dentist to decrease sensitivity.
  •   *Fluoride: Following in office fluoride treatments, gel impressions of your teeth are taken so you can continue regular treatments at home.
  •   *Gum Grafting: A periodontist will place gum tissue grafts where the gum has receded due to disease or trauma.
  •   *Root Canal: When a cavity or fracture causes an abscess in the tooth, a root canal can be done to improve the strength and viability of your tooth.
  •   *Toothpaste: A sensitive toothpaste can do wonders to help decrease the pain. It is important to get a recommended toothpaste from your friendly dentist that is specific to your needs.

Your best solution to any sensitivity is first discussing it with your dentist to rule out any serious issues. The irritation or pain is unnecessary for you to live with. Come see Lifetime Family Dental today to help with sensitivity and get your pain free smile back!

 

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Strengthen Your Teeth http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/strengthen-your-teeth/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/strengthen-your-teeth/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:00:33 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1247 A strong foundation is a well recognized principle in many disciplines. A structurally strong foundation is applicable when building bridges, building a house, starting a relationship, and even having healthy teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is built on having a strong foundation for teeth and gums. Lifetime Family Dental wants to help you with your cosmetic dental […]

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A strong foundation is a well recognized principle in many disciplines. A structurally strong foundation is applicable when building bridges, building a house, starting a relationship, and even having healthy teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is built on having a strong foundation for teeth and gums. Lifetime Family Dental wants to help you with your cosmetic dental needs in order to have that brilliant smile, but also strong healthy teeth.

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Breakdown of Strong Teeth 

Over time there can be much wear and tear on your teeth. Whether it’s the enamel on your teeth or, the bone structure as a whole, damage can be in many different places. Regular wear on your teeth can be caused by many things, including:

  • *Overuse of sugary drinks
  • *Acidic foods
  • *Overbrushing
  • *Grinding Teeth
  • *Vomiting frequently
  • *Medications causing dry mouth

There are many factors that can play a role in weakening your teeth, but recognizing those that you can control is beneficial for your overall health.

Ways to Strengthen Your Teeth

Our teeth are not only important for eating, chewing and talking, but also for the health of our overall body. When we are focused on good oral health, it actually stems from focusing on healthy choices for our whole body. Being intentional in strengthening your teeth can help decrease long term costs for your oral health. There are certain ways to ensure healthy teeth strengthening. These include:

  • *Eat nutrient-rich, whole, unprocessed foods
  • *Take regular vitamins to increase heart health and bone health
  • *Eat foods high in calcium, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin D, and vitamin K12
  • *Replenish your system with probiotics
  • *Avoid acidic, sugary foods and drink

Whether your teeth weaken due to factors beyond your control or not, there are many steps you can take to strengthen your teeth that also benefits your overall health.

 

Recognizing oral health and overall physical health are important factors to living a happier, enjoyable and productive life. These can also be the first steps towards a better smile. When you are able to embrace who you are with confidence, realize that you are valuable enough to treated well, and have great self care, you will change your life. A genuine smile will be hard to stop, especially when it is a brilliant award winning smile from the help of Lifetime Family Dental’s cosmetic dentistry care. Let us help you embrace who you were meant to be, starting with great oral health.

 

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How to Avoid the Grind: Lifetime Family Dental Can Help! http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/avoid-grind-lifetime-family-dental-can-help/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/avoid-grind-lifetime-family-dental-can-help/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 20:11:43 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1217   Do you wake up with headaches? Do you have jaw pain? These issues may result from grinding teeth throughout the night. Lifetime Family Dental (a dental practice in Gilbert, AZ) is here to help alleviate dental pain and to help with all cosmetic dentistry needs. When it comes to grinding teeth, everyone may do […]

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Do you wake up with headaches? Do you have jaw pain? These issues may result from grinding teeth throughout the night. Lifetime Family Dental (a dental practice in Gilbert, AZ) is here to help alleviate dental pain and to help with all cosmetic dentistry needs. When it comes to grinding teeth, everyone may do it from time to time. The occasional teeth grinding is not the major issue, that is until it becomes a regular occurrence. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism.

 

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What is Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which one clenches or grinds their teeth. This can occur during the day, but it mainly occurs at night when individuals are sleeping. When it is happening while sleeping, it is considered a sleep related movement disorder. Since bruxism may be habitual or happening at night, you may not be aware you are doing it. There are a couple ways to tell if you have issues with bruxism.

How do I know if I Grind My Teeth?

There are a couple signs for teeth grinding. Since it is most common at night, most individuals are not aware that they may be doing it. Some people find out that they grind their teeth through their loved ones hearing the sound of it at night. Symptoms of regularly waking up with a dull headache or jaw pain is pretty telltale. If you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth, contact your local dentist who can exam your jaw and teeth to tell you for sure if you deal with bruxism.

The Harm of Grinding

Grinding your teeth has negative effects besides a headache and jaw pain. While those pains are enough to want to change, it has negative effects on your teeth also. Chronic grinding of your teeth wears down your tooth enamel, causes chipped teeth, loosened teeth, loss of teeth and can lead to intensive dental procedures. A result of teeth grinding can lead to the need for crowns, bridges, root canals, implants, partial dentures, or even complete dentures. Intense teeth grinding can even cause major jaw issues such as TMJ.

How Do I Treat Bruxism?

Stress could be the cause, and therefore paying attention to mental turmoil with positive self care may help to alleviate teeth grinding. It could also be a result of misaligned teeth. Bruxism is common and easily treated. Your friendly dentist can have you fitted for a night guard with a quick and easy impression of the teeth. This impression gets sent to a lab where a custom mouth tray is made. Once the custom mouth tray comes in, it can be worn at night while sleeping or throughout the times of day when a clenched jaw may occur.

It is important to have this resolved if you are experiencing these type of symptoms. Being proactive can save you a lot of time and money. Take care of your teeth and come see Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert Arizona for your cosmetic dentistry needs.

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