Preventative Dentistry in Wilmington, DE
Our practice strives to provide optimal care using state-of-the-art materials, technologically advanced equipment, and a highly skilled staff within an atmosphere that nurtures rather than "lectures."
The initial visit is not just an appointment but more like an experience! We reserve enough time so that you can discuss your needs and concerns with the dentist. (We can also streamline your appointment to suit your busy schedule!)
During your visit, you will receive a comprehensive examination that evaluates jaw and joint health, bite relationship, soft tissues, and related pathologies, and facial muscles. Dr. Gladnick will also review your medical and dental histories, completely chart the integrity of all of your teeth including current repairs and replacements, evaluate your periodontal health, and provide an oral cancer screening.
Our experienced hygienists will make your teeth feel and look brand new!
What to Do about Aching or Sensitive Teeth
First of all, you need to understand the reasons that your teeth have become so sensitive, and know that you are not alone. Many people recoil at the thought of drinking a hot cup of tea or eating a cold dish of ice cream. The most common reason for the discomfort is exposed roots. Normally, your roots are covered by gum tissue. The tissue can shrink over time due to bruxism (grinding your teeth), brushing too vigorously, and gum disease. Unfortunately, some of your favorite beverages (soda, coffee, tea, wine, juices, and energy drinks) can also contribute to enamel erosion. The result is exposure of the dentin part of the tooth, which contains tubules that lead directly to the nerve endings.
So what can we do to help you with the resulting sensitivity? First of all, try an over-the-counter toothpaste especially made for sensitive teeth. If that does not work, Dr. Gladnick can prescribe a toothpaste that is very effective in making your teeth able to enjoy hot and cold foods again. Another remedy is bonding the problem areas, which is essentially applying a very fine, protective varnish to the exposed roots. Problem solved!