Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Demystifying Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Have you ever felt a sharp rush of pain while eating a frosty treat or sipping some hot tea? Perhaps the act of brushing your teeth or enjoying a piece of citrus fruit triggers this type of tooth sensitivity. If so, you are likely experiencing the signs of sensitive teeth, which are the result of eroded tooth enamel and exposure of the nerves. However, there may be other causes for the pain you are feeling, which is why a visit with an affordable dentist in Annapolis is always your best bet for getting to the heart of the matter.

The best dental care treatment for tooth sensitivity will be determined by the cause of it. If you are suffering from sensitive teeth because exposed dentin and nerves, using a desensitizing toothpaste can help. Your dentist in Annapolis may also perform fluoride treatments to help strengthen the enamel of sensitive teeth. If receding gums are the cause, your family dentistry expert apply a dental sealant to block irritants from reaching the nerve. A root canal procedure is sometimes needed to deal with problems in the dental pulp.

Some of the dental care techniques that will help tooth sensitivity include using a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste, using gentle brushing motions, and flossing every day. If you grind your teeth, especially at night, see your family dentistry professional to see if a mouth guard would be useful in preventing tooth fractures sensitivity and fractures.

You can also ward off tooth sensitivity by avoiding carbonated beverages, acidic fruits, and wine, which can erode tooth enamel. If you do consume them, drink milk or water or soon afterwards to neutralize the effects of the acid. However, brushing too soon after having these things can cause additional erosion that could otherwise have been avoided.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis. 

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The staff is competent, friendly, and efficient. Appointments start on time and the dental procedures are executed very well.
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Dr. Val provides excellent care. She is kind and humorous which makes going to the dentist a positive experience.
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Ive been using Dental one for the last few years and they are great. Nice, professional, easy to get an appointment. Every thing you could want in a dental office.
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I really like Dr. Sagafi she’s very nice and makes sure I’m always comfortable
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Dr. Sagafi is a wonderful orthodontist! It’s already been a year since I got my braces off, but she’s always so welcoming when I come in for my retainer visits!
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You made my son feel comfortable
Christopher M.
I am put at ease by everyone there. Everyone is very professional and friendly.
Elaine C.
Dr. Khaleif and his assistant Pat explained everything thoroughly and put me at ease because I am not a good patient.
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Dr. Sagafi is the best orthodontist in the area! Very knowledgeable and experienced. She is extremely kind to everyone and makes you feel like your her only patient. Highly recommended! -Jose
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I had a very positive experience with Dr. Fooksman and his assistant. Both were focused and attentive to my care.
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Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
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The staff here is wonderful. I haven’t had to wait after my appointment time and the Dentist is very attentive to my questions and concerns.
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Dr. Sagafi and her staff are absolutely the best. This is my 2nd time in orthodontics and the experience has been wonderful. Of course, I want out of these braces as soon as possible, but at least […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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