Kingston Dentist Talks About Acid Wear.

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Did you know that many of the foods and drinks we enjoy as part of a modern diet (including soft drinks, fruit juices, wine, fruit teas, certain fruits and vegetables, and balsamic vinegar) contain acids that can temporarily soften tooth enamel? This is a concern, because acid-softened tooth enamel can be more easily worn away during brushing. This condition, commonly known as “acid wear” or “acid erosion”, can result in sensitive and/or discoloured teeth…

What is Gum Disease? Discussed by Kingston Dentist

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Gum disease describes inflammation of gingival tissues as a result of a build-up of bacterial plaque, and it is extremely common – in the UK, 83% of adults show signs of gum disease. Depending on its severity, gum disease can be classified either as gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the milder form of the condition, consisting of an irritation of gum tissues which is reversible with treatment to help remove and control the…

Sensitive Teeth Explained by Subiton Dentist

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Do You Suffer From Painful Teeth Due to Tooth Sensitivity? Do your teeth twinge when you eat cold foods like ice cream or drink hot tea? Do you suffer short, sharp pain due to tooth sensitivity? Is your sensitivity a daily problem or perhaps just an occasional annoyance? Chances are you have “dentine hypersensitivity”, another name for sensitive teeth. Dentine hypersensitivity can occur daily or it might just be an infrequent tooth twinge. This…

What is Dentine Hypersensitivity? Explained by Surbiton Dentist

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Dentine hypersensitivity, or tooth sensitivity, is characterised by a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentine in response to stimuli (typically thermal, evaporative, tactile, osmotic or chemical) which cannot be ascribed to any other form of dental defect or pathology.It can also manifest as a dull, throbbing ache.Despite its name, dentine hypersensitivity does not indicate sensitivity of the dentine – which does not feel pain or sensitivity – but the response of the pulp…

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