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Why Do Teeth Get Sensitive Over Time?
Posted on 1/25/2020 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Ageing might be one of the biggest enemies to the health of your teeth. Many adults have gone through the experience of having their teeth getting sensitive. This is natural, especially when it comes to ageing. However, you are not doomed to suffer from sensitive teeth forever. Some treatments and tips exist to help you get around the situation. When you have sensitive teeth, activities like eating or brushing can be quite problematic. Most times, you will find yourself passing on your favorite cold or hot foods or beverages. Nevertheless, sometimes cavities, gum diseases, worn out fillings and chipped teeth can cause sensitivity. If sensitive teeth are a bother to you, consider visiting us to rule out any underlying causes. Age and Teeth At any age, anyone has the capability of suffering from sensitive teeth. Research shows that this problem mostly affects people from the age of 20 to 50, developing more from 30 to 40. This is because adults are more likely to suffer from the recession of gums. Gum recession is a leading cause of tooth sensitivity. In a normal setting, the tooth enamel wears off as time progresses. Even at a young age. Since time is a big contributor to the wear and tear that affects the enamel, the chances of adults having sensitive teeth increases significantly. Treatment You do not have to be a victim of sensitive teeth if you are an adult. Fortunately, we have affordable options to prevent tooth sensitivity. One popular way that can save you the agony is by using a soft-bristled brush and good floss to brush your teeth and the prevention of gum and enamel erosion. The use of desensitizing toothpaste can also help you regain the natural sensitivity of your teeth. Our dental facilities also provide affordable and professional treatment options for tooth sensitivity. Seeking our advice can ensure that your history of tooth sensitivity remains in your browser....
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What Needs To Happen To Maintain Veneers?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
There is no better source of confidence than a healthy dentition. It gives you the confidence to smile and go on with your day. Sadly, a simple chip or break in your teeth can steal the shine of your smile. The good thing is that you can fix these dental issues in a diversity of ways, and dental veneers are among the best option for restorative dentistry. The veneers are attached to your broken tooth and shaped in a way that they can match the appeal of the rest of your dentition. While they will give your smile back its shine, their effectiveness will only be as high as how you maintain them. Here is how to maintain your veneers. Avoid Anything That Might Break Them Sometimes, people might use their teeth as tools. For instance, you can use them as a bottle opener or as a nutcracker, but this is highly inadvisable. You risk causing fractures to your veneers with time, as well as the rest of your dentition. Avoid using your teeth as tools. Also, be sure to keep off foods that might be too hard. Although veneers are firmly attached to your dentition, biting on hard foods can make them loose with time, which can easily lead to their damage. Take Care Of Your Teeth Regularly If you fail to take care of your dentition, your teeth might discolor. Since veneers will uphold their pearl white appeal, they will stand out from the rest of your dentition. Follow our recommendations for maintaining a healthy dentition. Brush your teeth religiously and floss after every meal. Also, schedule teeth whitening sessions with us to keep your teeth's appeal matching with that of your veneers. Your smile deserves to have a spark in it. With dental veneers, preserving the spark in your smile can be quite easy despite the appearance of cracks or chips. Feel free to consult us for more tips for taking care of your dental veneers....
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Managing Your Daily Stress Can Help Improve the Health of Your Mouth
Posted on 12/25/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Stress is never helpful. Some people say that they work best under pressure, but are blind to the side effects of frequent or prolonged episodes of stress. Stress can easily affect every aspect of your health, from oral health to physical health, and in some cases, mental health. This manifests in so many small ways that are negligible for most people, but when it all begins to add up, it has the potential to cause a of harm to your teeth and oral health in general. How Does Stress Threaten Oral Health? First of all, stress wears down the body and makes one weak. When you are weak physically, you are more prone to health complications that affect not only your teeth and gums, but overall health as well. This could lead to permanent tooth loss and gum disease. There are other situations where stress leads individuals to grind their teeth wearing out the enamel or creating micro cracks and fractures in the teeth. Stress also causes inflamed gums and could lead to shifting of teeth, gum pockets, headaches and jaw damage. What Can One Do To Avoid Stress Threatening Their Oral Health? You can involve yourself in meditation practices, yoga or even physical activities, like going for a run or working out at the gym. This lowers your stress levels and helps you stay more even keeled. There are times when stress becomes so consuming, that we begin to lose track of time and have to take shortcuts throughout the day. Unfortunately, this often translates to having no time to brush your teeth or floss regularly. Stress management is one of the skill sets that many of us struggle with. We all experience stress in our lives and sometimes, it can take a greater toll on us than we expected. If you have just finished going through a stressful period in your life and think you may have neglected your oral health, contact our office. We will do everything we can to help you get back on track with your oral health!...
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All Posts:

Why Do Teeth Get Sensitive Over Time?
1/25/2020
What Needs To Happen To Maintain Veneers?
1/15/2020
Managing Your Daily Stress Can Help Improve the Health of Your Mouth
12/25/2019
Long-Term Risks of Leaving an Abscess Untreated
12/15/2019
The Benefits of Fluoride on Adult Teeth
11/25/2019
Talking with Us Can Help Reduce Dental Anxiety
11/15/2019
Why You Need Someone to Drive You Home Following IV Sedation
10/25/2019
What to Know Before You Get Your Very First Filling
10/15/2019
Ways of Getting More Vitamin D Through What You Eat
9/25/2019
What You Should Know About a Dead Tooth
9/15/2019
Which Vegetables Help to Brush Your Teeth between Meals?
7/23/2019
What We Do During the Earliest Stages of Gum Disease Treatment
7/13/2019
How Antioxidants Can Improve Your Oral Health
6/25/2019
Do Cracks in My Teeth Need Treatment?
6/15/2019
Why Do Your Teeth Shift After Losing a Tooth?
5/30/2019
What Happens When Dental Chips Do Not Get Treated
5/20/2019
Ways of Being Able to Tell You Are Developing a Cavity
4/25/2019
Vitamins Are Important for Optimal Oral Health
4/15/2019
What We All Do During a Dental Exam
3/30/2019
What to Look for in a New Toothbrush
3/20/2019
Drinks to Avoid if You Want White Fillings to Not Get Stained
2/28/2019
Does Whitening Teeth Damage Your Enamel?
2/20/2019
Reducing Stress Can Reduce Bruxism Problems
1/30/2019
Reasons Your Gums May Swell
1/20/2019
How to Keep Your Mouth Comfortable While Wisdom Teeth Erupt
12/30/2018
How to Keep the Swelling Down Following an Oral Injury
12/20/2018
Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened in Our Office
11/30/2018
Are There Germs Hidden Within Your Toothbrush?
11/20/2018
How to Store A Dislodged Tooth Safely
10/20/2018
Aside from Sugar, What Other Foods Can Permanently Damage Oral Health?
9/30/2018
Are Your Oral Piercings Increasing Your Chances for Gum Disease?
9/20/2018
What Gets Left Behind When You Forget to Brush Before Bed at Night
10/30/2010

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