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Good care for sensitive teeth available with your dentist in Mississauga

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Tooth sensitivity is something that affects millions of people. Depending on the degree of sensitivity, quality of life can be significantly affected. Some people find that this problem causes them to have to give up certain foods or even alter the way they brush and floss their teeth.

There is no good reason to live with uncomfortable tooth sensitivity when your dentist in Mississauga may be able to determine a treatable cause. Sensitivity might occur with temperature or with the consumption of certain types of foods. The potential causes of sensitivity include:

  • Enamel erosion
  • Cavities in teeth or in roots
  • Exposed roots due to receding gums or trauma such as aggressive brushing
  • Ill-fitting crowns or fillings
  • Bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding)

The good news is that treatments exist to address the cause of sensitivity. The first step is to consult with your dentist to determine what needs to be treated. In tooth enamel are thousands of tiny pores that span from the inner part of each tooth to the surface. When stimulation from foods or temperature occurs, the sensation is picked up by nerves through these pores.

Every person is different in their oral health tendencies. In some there is a greater tendency towards dental caries, minor infection that causes cavities. The bacteria the can cause cavities is naturally at home in the mouth, along with beneficial types of bacteria. When the balance between the types is disrupted, there is an increased risk of infection, decay, and sensitivity.

Sensitivity is different from one person to another, which is why there is no standard treatment for this condition. When addressing sensitivity in her patients, Dr. Rina Kotecha checks the gums for recession and exposed root areas. She discusses oral hygiene habits and food choices and performs a thorough examination that will identify areas where decay may be a concern.

Working as a team with your experienced dentist, you can get control of sensitivity for greatly improved comfort. Call Dentistry on 10 at (905) 455-9262.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.