Last updated 2 days 12 hours ago
The impact of smoking cigarettes on your oral health is well documented, but did you know that smokeless tobacco can have the same effects? Smokeless tobacco can cause a long list of oral health problems, including oral cancer.
Watch this video to learn more about how smokeless tobacco affects your oral health. It can irritate the gums and cause them to recede, which can lead to decay and tooth sensitivity. One of the biggest risks of using smokeless tobacco is oral cancer. Be sure to report any changes in the soft tissue in your mouth to your dentist right away.
To take control of your oral health, make an appointment with Dr. Steven A. Corben, D.M.D. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry services on the North Shore. Make your appointment by calling (888) 707-1084.
Last updated 7 days ago
Tooth sensitivity is a common complaint heard by dentists. With sensitive teeth, hot and cold foods trigger a reaction that ranges from mild tingling to a sharp jolt of pain. Sometimes, even a rush of cool air can cause sensitive teeth symptoms. The good news is that there are many things you and your dentist can do to ease the discomfort of sensitive teeth. Consult with your dentist about your tooth sensitivity, and try these home care tips.
Use Special Toothpaste
If you’re struggling with tooth sensitivity, then try brushing with a specially-formulated toothpaste. Toothpastes that help control sensitivity have either potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which both block tubules in your dentin that all hot and cold temperatures to reach your nerves. With repeated use, these toothpastes can help build a shield around those nerves to end your sensitivity. It also helps to brush with a soft toothbrush so you don’t irritate your gums and harm your enamel.
Fluoride helps to restore tooth enamel, which in turn provides more protection for your teeth nerves. Try using an over-the-counter fluoride rinse, or talk to your dentist about a high-fluoride prescription formula. Your dentist can also apply a fluoride varnish to your teeth for even greater protection.
Brush After Eating
When you eat sugary, starchy, or acidic foods, your teeth pay the price. Acidic foods wear away at your tooth enamel, which leaves your nerves exposed. Sugary and starchy foods cause digestive acids to build up in your mouth, which also harms your enamel. Brush your teeth after consuming these foods so they’ve not in contact with your teeth for extended periods.
Dr. Steven A. Corben, D.M.D. can help ease your tooth sensitivity symptoms and get on the road to good oral health. Our North Shore dental practice offers a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services. Make an appointment now by calling (888) 707-1084.
Last updated 14 days ago
Here at the office of Dr. Steven Corben and associates, we are committed to providing each of our North Shore clients with quality care in a professional yet welcoming environment. In order to make sure that each patient feels comfortable during his or her procedure, we offer sedation dentistry services, which aim to reduce both pain and anxiety levels. Our Danvers dentists practice two different types of sedation dentistry, including oral conscious sedation and inhalation sedation, both of which can be used for patients who are fearful of dental care or of particular tools such as needles and shots.
Sedation dentistry is also particularly helpful for patients who do not respond quickly to anesthesia or those who have very sensitive teeth and gums. If you think that you might benefit from sedation dentistry during your next procedure at our North Shore dentist office, then be sure to consult with Dr. Steven A. Corben or one of his associates. You can learn more about the services that we offer in the Danvers area by calling us at (888) 707-1084 today.