The ODA has tips for sensitive teeth
July 23, 2010
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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants to protect your sensitive teeth this summer. Ice cream headaches and tooth pain from cold treats can put a chill on summer fun.
“An ice cream headache, though momentarily painful, is a harmless condition that lasts about 30 seconds to a minute, “ says Dr. Lynn Tomkins, President of the ODA. “While ice cream headaches should not incite worry, a real concern is tooth sensitivity, sometimes making eating an unpleasant experience.”
Tooth sensitivity can occur from consuming cold food and liquids and breathing cold air. Tooth sensitivity often occurs because the gums start to recede and tooth roots are exposed.
In order to protect gums and teeth from sensitivity, the ODA recommends the following measures:
“If these measures don’t relieve the pain, you may be experiencing signs of deeper decay,” says Dr. Tomkins. “If you’re experiencing pain, it’s important to go see a dentist who will do a full exam, and give you a diagnosis and treatment plan.”
For more information about tooth decay and other oral health conditions, visit: www.youroralhealth.ca.
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