Dental Health Part 1

Doctor Aaron Studer from Advanced Dental Professionals talks about the importance of oral health.

Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Dr. Aaron Studer with Advanced Dental Professionals explains the makeup of the tooth, which is primarily dentin. The pain occurs whenever dentin loses its protective covering of enamel, exposing the nerve endings to hot, cold, acidic or sticky foods.

Struder says, “Dental X-rays are the diagnostic tool outside of just visually looking at your teeth. It basically allows us to look in between your teeth and through your teeth to see if there’s decay between those teeth. We can’t see it in the mouth, sometimes we can find it without an x-ray, but we also take some so we can see the depth of decay if there is decay.”

He goes on to say most people typically need X-rays done once a year.

He says that fluoride helps with dental decay, but what exactly is it doing?

Studer says, “Fluoride is a natural cavity fighter when we look at it in nature, so we get it systemically get it through our body throughout life.”

Often dentists offer topical fluoride treatments after a checkup and cleaning, it may help with sensitivity by rebuilding weakened tooth enamel. Fluoride helps seal everything up and desensitize teeth. Most toothpastes have fluoride in them.

When it comes whiteness of your teeth, consider the factors that may cause darkness like food and liquid intake, age, or meditations. Talk to your dentist about options after you determine the cause. The plan of action may include options like a brightening toothpaste, over counter whitening, or an in office whitening treatment.

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