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4 Leading Causes of Frequent Toothaches

More times than not, toothaches cause an unbearable pain that leads us to the dentist for some quick relief. There are several underlying causes of toothaches including exposed dentin, tooth decay, nerve damage, tooth abscess amongst much more.

Wynnewood Dental Arts, a family dentistry located near Bala Cynwyd, PA, is here to inform its patients why they might be suffering from frequent toothaches, and what’s causing them.

Incorrect Flossing and Brushing

Many people don’t realize that when they brush their teeth, they might be brushing a little too hard. When we brush too hard, it causes your gums to bleed and diminish over time, resulting in unstable teeth. Consider using a soft bristle toothbrush for a less harsh impact on your teeth and keep the toothaches at bay.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, or Bruxism is a leading cause of tooth, jaw, neck and muscle pain. The tricky thing about teeth grinding is it usually happens at night, so we may be confused why we wake up in such pain. To avoid chipping teeth, headaches and jaw pain, contact your dentist for a custom mouthguard to wear while you sleep.

Hot/Cold Sensitivity

Sensitivity to hot and cold food often means that your teeth enamel has worn down and the tooth’s dentin is exposed. Dentin is the layer where a tooth’s nerves lie. Not being able to enjoy your favorite soup or ice cream cone is the worst, isn’t it? We suggest using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Your dentist will be able to provide excellent recommendations, and you’ll be eating ice cream in no time!

Tooth Abscess

Often a pulsating pain shooting in all directions of the infected tooth, a tooth abscess is a severe toothache. A buildup of pressure forms inside the tooth and needs to be treated right away. If an abscess is not treated, the infection will spread to other teeth and damage the bone. Our advice is to see a dentist immediately if you think you might have a tooth abscess. The sooner it’s treated, the less likely you will develop serious health problems.

If you find yourself with a toothache, it could be from any of the above causes, all of which need attention immediately. Wynnewood Dental Arts provides emergency dentistry services near Philadelphia to help patients get relief fast! Call 610-228-4452 today to schedule an appointment.

How to Get Rid of (or Prevent) Bad Breath

We’ve all been there. You’re talking to the most attractive person you’ve ever met, staring deep into their eyes, when all of a sudden, you catch a whiff of their breath. And it’s bad. You blink and try your hardest not to show your disgust because they’re just so GOOD-LOOKING (and because you’re a nice person), but you can’t help but just want to walk away. So, you take a step back, politely excuse yourself, and go off on your merry way, hoping that the next time you see them (if there is a next time), they’ll have freshened their breath up.

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Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth: Part 2 of 2

Have you read our last blog? Well, this is the continuation of it! Before, we discussed the importance of your enamel and how the waste from leftover bacteria can break it down. We can understand the need to go to sleep after a long day instead of taking the extra effort to brush before bed, but doing so can cause irrevocable harm to your teeth’s health, leading to the need for emergency dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We don’t want that!

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Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth Part 1 of 2

We’ve all been here, it’s true. Sometimes it is way easier to crawl under the covers and sleep instead of trudge alllll the way to the bathroom just for an elbow work out. Believe us, we are well aware. It takes effort to do, especially in a half-conscious state. Still, it is just as essential as those ten extra minutes you would have had sleeping!

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Don’t Let Stress Wear Down Your Teeth

Have you ever heard of teeth grinding? It’s more common than you think. Bruxism is the more technical term, referring to the habit of grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw. Surprisingly enough, bruxism affects millions of Americans, both adults and children, whether they know it or not. Many people with this condition do not find out they have it until the dental damage is already done, since they are usually grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw as they sleep. Thus, bruxism is often an act that is entirely subconscious.

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Life Doesn’t Comes Knocking During Business Hours

We have all been faced with emergency situations that leave us stumped, with the familiar question of “what do I do?” often coming to mind. When these situations arise, there are always solutions available depending on the issue at hand. The following are need-to-know first-aids to help ease a dental dilemma:

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6 Different Dental Services We Offer

At Wynnewood Dental Arts, our goal is to provide the best dental care for you and your family. We offer skilled dental services and specialize in sedation dentistry.

Dr. Thomas DeFinnis and his staff of hygienists, assistants and front office personnel work to build a comfortable environment. If you are looking for a new dentist, here is a snapshot of the quality dental options we offer.

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Different Types of Sedation Dentistry

Anxiety. Dread. Apprehension.

 

Chances are you have felt one of these crippling emotions at one point in your life. Maybe you’ve been the anxious bride who got cold feet moments before her wedding. Or perhaps you’ve dreaded giving a presentation at work in front of your peers or at school to your classmates. Better yet, you might be apprehensive about visiting your dentist.

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What To Know Going Into A Sedation Dentistry Procedure

For many people, the dentist and the tooth fairy pose real threats. They are more scared of the dentist than at the threats posed by neglecting their own health. This common condition can be remedied with a procedure such as sedation dentistry.

This type of pain free dentistry offered by Wynnewood Dental Arts in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Before undergoing this procedure, there are some things you should know and do.

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