1 Feb 2023
06111 Dentist

5 Teeth Sensitivity Myths | Dentist Newington CT


Do you suffer from regular sensitivity? Teeth sensitivity is often misunderstood, but our dental team can help you find relief. We’re here to separate fact from fiction in sensitivity. 





MYTH: People’s teeth are supposed to hurt when they bite into cold or hot foods. 





Feelings of sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods should not be a typical experience. If you suffer from hypersensitivity, it can actually be a sign that something is wrong. There are many causes for hypersensitivity including cavities, older dental fillings, worn tooth enamel, gum disease, and exposed tooth roots. Dentin hypersensitivity is a common issue. A visit to our dental office can help you find relief.  





MYTH: Desensitizing toothpastes are not effective in reducing teeth sensitivity. 





Desensitizing toothpastes include compounds like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. These ingredients work by preventing pain signals being transmitted between the surface of your tooth and the inside nerves. It may take several applications of the toothpaste until you will feel a noticeable difference. Prescription strength toothpastes are also an option for more severe and prolonged feelings of sensitivity. Ask our dentist to recommend a toothpaste for your needs. 





MYTH: You shouldn’t drink coffee or eat ice cream if you have sensitive teeth. 





You don’t have to be limited from eating or drinking your favorite foods. It is important to check with our dentist to determine the root cause of your discomfort. Based on your cause, we may recommend a prescribed toothpaste or another treatment. You should always maintain proper oral care to prevent sensitivity. 





MYTH: Sensitivity never results in tooth loss.  





Sensitivity may in fact be a precursor to tooth loss. Gum recession, which exposes the roots of your teeth, can cause general sensitivity among several teeth at the same time. Prolonged and untreated gum recession can lead to tooth loss. Tooth decay can also cause sensitivity. When left untreated, it may lead to an infection in the gums or jaw and risk spreading to other areas in the head or neck. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a difference in keeping your smile healthy.  





MYTH: Sensitivity does not have a cure.  





Depending on the cause, there are many ways to treat teeth sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent any sensitive tooth pain. If you experience sensitivity, schedule a comprehensive dental examination today. 





We look forward to seeing you. Contact our team to schedule your next visit












East Cedar Dental Inc


Phone: (860) 667-0875



59 East Cedar Street

Newington, CT 06111



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19 Aug 2022

East Cedar Dental Wins 2022 Best Dentistry Award


The Best Dentistry Awards judging panel honored East Cedar Dental with the 2022 Best
Dentistry Award based on their outstanding service and patient satisfaction over the last
year.





Competition for the award was high due to the businesses opening in the area, despite the
downturn recently in commerce due to the pandemic. Several businesses stood out from the
crowd, but East Cedar Dental came out on top.





Partnering with only the best businesses, The Best Dentistry Awards works with one winner in
each major city throughout the country. This winner is selected annually and receives various
perks including an exclusive business listing, a website badge, award certificate, social
media graphics, and more.





The Best Dentistry Awards wishes the best for East Cedar Dental in 2022 and a sincere
congratulations on their winning of this prestigious award.


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