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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My hygienist, Cheryl gave me the best cleaning ever and was very thorough of my dental health and overall health.
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Great service and hardly any wait time
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Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
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I really like Jen & Dr B. The receptionist at check in was also very nice.
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Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
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Was seen in a reasonable time and received a lot of attention
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I was experiencing an emergency and was able to schedule an appointment the same day.
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I lost a crown! Took me a mere 15 minutes from the bakery to Dental One. Got sympathy and a dentist to look at my situation within the hour. Sure enough, that crown was gone – and I have […]
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Professional, efficient, friendly dental health professionals
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Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
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I had a very good experience.
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Courteous and timely service. Minimal pain during treatment. Professional check out, billing and next appointment scheduling.
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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 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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