An Ode to Ice Cream
“Ice cream, ice cream…so creamy, sweet, and cold
To my tongue, you are delicious, flavorful, and bold
But when you touch my teeth, I want to scream in pain
I love you, sweet ice cream… but I fear my love’s in vain”
Raise your hand if you often scream, “My teeth are sensitive!” when you bite into that ice cream cone (or can’t bite into ice cream, because you know better!!)
Can you relate?? Then you, like many, have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth aren’t fun and they can affect your everyday life; especially if you avoid very cold or very hot foods or drinks. Some people have to drink everything through a straw or breathe through their nose to avoid the pain they feel.
The team at Adams Dental Group understands and we want to help you with your sensitive teeth. Read on to learn more about causes and treatments for sensitive teeth.
Sensitive teeth are caused by your gums pulling away from the tooth and exposing the dentin beneath. The dentin is the soft layer of your tooth under the hard enamel. Inside the dentin, thousands of tiny tubes lead to the tooth’s nerve center. When hot, cold, super sweet or even sour foods touch the dentin, it triggers the nerve in your tooth, causing pain and you screaming, “My teeth are sensitive”!
What else can cause you to have sensitive teeth?
The first step to treat your tooth sensitivity is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Travis Roberts at Adams Dental Group to identify the cause. Once you know the cause, there are several options that can provide you with relief:
As you can see, there are many ways in which we can help our patients with painful and sensitive teeth. Of course, first thing’s first … you should schedule an appointment, so we can diagnose the cause and discuss the best course of treatment with you. By letting us help you, you are taking a necessary first step in getting to the root of the problem (and enjoying that ice cream cone!)
Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We have two locations that are conveniently located and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, professional teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at our East location (913) 621-3113 or at our West location (913) 296-8030 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS July 11th, 2017
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