Some Foods and Beverages Leave Stains Your Teeth
Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body. However, tooth enamel also has microscopic ridges that trap particles from darkly-pigmented food and drinks like coffee, tea and cola. These drinks are major contributors as to why you don't have whiter teeth. These can leave stains on your teeth, resulting in a discolored look to your originally white teeth. Soft drinks are also highly acidic, and can damage your enamel as well.
In addition to darkly-pigmented drinks there are a number of processed foods which can stain your teeth. This is due to the food coloring they use for their color. Some examples include tomato sauce, popsicles/sherbet and some fruit juices. A good rule to keep in mind regarding foods that can stain your teeth is: if you think it would stain your carpet it will probably stain your teeth.
To help prevent stains and keep your teeth looking their whitest, nothing beats routine brushing and flossing, and visits to see Dr. Hallock at Wilmington Family Dental. If you're interested in teeth whitening options, contact us to make an appointment at our office in Kettering, OH to find out what's right for you.
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Information Regarding Dental Sensitivity
Dental Tenderness may be triggered by various variables. They consist of but are not confined to:
Over-brushing or aggressive brushing - If you brush excessively with too much force, with a side-to side approach or with a toothbrush that has bristles that are too stiff, the enamel may be diminished and the spot encompassing the gum-line is usually affected.
Gum recession/gum disease - This can happen naturally as time passes, through which the gums retract back exposing root dentin that is not guarded by enamel.
Poor dental care - This may trigger tooth cavities, and/or plaque and also tartar build-up, resulting in gum recession.
Grinding - This could additionally result in 'aching' teeth, due to continual pressure on them. Similar to erosion, normal teeth grinding (also referred to as bruxism) can easily damage the enamel by physically grinding it out.
Medical issues - Bulimia and acid reflux (GERD) can cause acid to accumulate in the mouth and deteriorate enamel for example, leading to sensitive teeth.
Acidic food - Food with elevated acid content, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles and also tea, can result in enamel erosion with routine consumption.
Teeth whitening - Tenderness is one of the frequent negative effects of whitening. This typically improves soon after the whitening has concluded. In some cases it suggests slowing down the whitening process or being proactive with additional preventive measures before you whiten.
Bad habits - Utilizing teeth as tools or biting on items (e.g., pens or pencils) can erode tooth enamel also.
Teeth can become sensitive for many different causes varying from trauma to oral disease. The start in treating sensitive teeth is to identify the cause. At Wilmington Family Dental, in the Dayton, OH area Dr. Hallock will inspect your teeth and try to establish the reason. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hallock please feel free to contact us.