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

Tooth Sensitivity Explained

Sensitive Teeth

Anyone who has ever noticed a sudden, unexpected shock of pain while eating or drinking something hot or cold or even when brushing their teeth likely knows the frustration that tooth sensitivity can cause. Though many such instances are the result of enamel erosion and the subsequent exposure of dentin and nerves, not all cases of sensitive teeth and gums can be so easily explained. There may be underlying issues at work. Only by consulting with a dentist can you get an accurate diagnosis and receive the treatment you need.

The best treatment for the pain you are experiencing will be determined by the underlying reason for it. If you are indeed suffering from a common case of tooth sensitivity due to exposed dentin and nerves, desensitizing toothpaste formulations can be of great help. Your dentist may offer fluoride supplements to help strengthen the enamel of affected teeth. If receding gums are the culprit, your dental care professional may choose to apply a dental sealant to create a barrier to block further irritants from reaching the nerve. If none of these treatments does the job, a root canal procedure may be used to address issues in the dental pulp.

It’s important to know how to help sensitive teeth. You should always use a soft-bristled toothbrush, use gentle brushing motions, and floss every day. If you know that you grind your teeth, particularly at night, it may be wise to visit your family dentistry clinic to see if your dental care professional believes that a mouth guard would be useful as a way to prevent tooth fractures and sensitivity.

You can also take steps to stave off sensitivity by steering clear of acidic fruits, carbonated beverages and wine, as all of these have the ability to erode tooth enamel. If you do indulge in these things, make sure to drink water or milk soon after to neutralize their effect. Brushing too quickly after having these items, however, can lead to additional erosion that could otherwise be 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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Michelle cleaned my teeth. She does an amazing job and if fast and efficient. Highly recommend Michelle at Dental One Dr Val for other major dental work !
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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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Best Dentist in the World–Dr. Val! Warm, friendly and efficient office staff. Extremely positive experience from my first and the quick appointment I was given for my dental problem.
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The staff and the doctor were extremely nice and very reassuring. I felt I was in very capable hands.
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The were ready for me shortly after arrival. The dentist was able to effectively explain the rationale for the procedure. He seemed very efficient and we were done quickly. He used state of the art […]
Dan N.
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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The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
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Excellent service. We appreciate Dr. B!
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Cheryl is the best dental hygienist. She is so professional. I have been going to Cheryl for over 10 years.
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These people are wonderful. Every appointment brings joy to my heart. Love Adam!
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Staff is very friendly and professional. Always concerned about the patient and willing to give advice to prevent future problems.
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Great service, Friendly environment and Dr. B is great a explaining everything she is doing and why it needs to be done.
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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
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