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It could be your toothpaste. We have seen an increase in sensitive teeth lately. We are also seeing an increase in the amount of people using whitening toothpastes. Some of these toothpastes are too abrasive. If you start to notice an increase in cold sensitivity, try switching to a plain toothpaste or one specifically formulated for sensitive teeth. This should help.
The most important ingredient I toothpaste is fluoride. Also, if you notice a film or white layer in your mouth after brushing that is caused from pyrophosphates in the toothpaste. Read the ingredients, any time you see the word “pyro” think fire. This agent is irritating your mouth causing tissue sloughing. If you are curious how your toothpaste rates just ask and we can look it up on our charts.
REMEMBER: Fluoride treatment after your cleaning are inexpensive and take 1 extra minute of your time. It is the best way to prevent decay and protect your dental investment.
Are you at increased risk for cavities?
If you are consuming soft drinks you are! Soft drinks are made with phosphoric or citric acid, making the acidity level in your mouth much higher than normal, regardless if the soda is diet or non-diet. Frequent ingestion of these beverages is a risk factor in the frequency and severity of cavities.
There are many reported side effects to the consumption of soft drinks. These include dental cavities, enamel erosion, obesity, nutritional deficiencies and decrease in milk consumption, potentially resulting in a subsequent risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Do you have problems keeping your dentures in while speaking and eating? A common problem patients find with dentures is stability and retention. This can be a problem especially when eating certain kinds of food. One way to overcome the lack of retention and stability is through dental implants. Implants can be used to anchor your dentures into place to provide the retention necessary to confidently chew food and speak without the fear of them slipping out.
We have treated multiple patients with implant supported dentures and all are amazed at their ability to comfortably speak and eat again. In some instances we can even use your existing dentures and make slight modifications to attach to implants.
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Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment!
At Coeur d’Alene Dental Center we are proud to be part of a team whose primary mission is to deliver the finest and most comprehensive dental care available today. In addition we are dedicated to making top quality care as cost effective as possible.
To support you with your dental Investment our office has partnered with CareCredit, a dental financing company. Approval is quick and easy! There are interest free options, low interest extended payment plans, and the great news is there are no annual fees or prepayment penalties. You can get started with CareCredit by accessing their website at www.carecredit.com.
Digital Radiography is becoming an increasingly popular method of producing radiographs in dentistry because it offers numerous advantages over conventional film and film processing. Radiographs can be produced in real time; thus eliminating the wait for processing. With digital radiography, radiation exposure is reduced as much as 90% from conventional film.
The Idaho Dental Association has recommended that all children playing sports wear a mouth guard. We are offering mouth guards for no charge to all of our students who play sports. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment if you'll need one in the upcoming school year. We're very proud of all of you! Keep up the good work.