Having sensitive teeth is a horrible experience. When a person's teeth are sensitive, the person can barely eat or drink anything. They know that the minute something touches their teeth they are going to be in severe pain. Some people are more sensitive to cold, others to hot, some people are sensitive to everything they eat. Since the person is unable to eat without experiencing a great deal of discomfort, they stop eating. They also stop drinking. As a result the person is prone to malnutrition and dehydration.

When the person first notices that their teeth are getting sensitive they need to book an appointment with their Toronto dentist. Even if the sensitivity did not come on right away, but was gradual, the pain could indicate a very serious health problem that the dentist should be able to help correct. One of the reasons that a person's teeth will become sensitive is tooth erosion which can expose the nerve that is located inside the tooth.

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People are becoming increasingly conscious of what their teeth look like. The reason they have started to worry is because the way their teeth look is an important part of forming a positive first impression. When a person has a gap between their front two teeth, they tend to spend a great deal of time worrying about the gap. In some cases the person has been so self-conscious of their less than perfect smile that they refuse to smile. The gap can slowly eat away at their self-confidence.

It is true that the gap between the person's teeth does not really pose any health problems, it is still something that could make the patient feel uncomfortable and thus it is something that can be corrected for purely aesthetic reasons.. The person to talk to about how to go about correcting the problem is their regular dentists. In some cases the dentist will be able to have a few suggestions that they can perform themselves, but in other situations they will provide the name of another dental professional who is better equipped and trained to deal with the problem.

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For most of us, the only time we have even heard the term trench mouth is on old episodes of M*A*S*H. Most of us think the condition is nothing more than a joke. Doctor's and dentists know better. They know that trench mouth is in fact a very real and very serious condition.

The reason that has so many jokes regarding trench mouth is because the condition was most common with soldiers. The condition was first named during WWII. It was given the name because the soldiers who were spending large quantities of their time hunkered down in the trenches were the ones who were most likely to develop the condition.

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Dentist all over the world will say that the problem they most commonly encounter is tooth erosion. The one good thing about them seeing it so often is that all dentists have become experts on how to correct the problem. Oddly enough, it is in the mouths of kids that dentist most often is in children. The term erosion is used when the enamel on the outside of the teeth starts to wear away, exposing the under layers of the tooth. This is sometimes also called a cavity.

Experienced dentists are able to spot tooth erosion at an early point and that is why the chances are pretty good that the dentist will pick up on the tooth erosion before it becomes a real problem. There are many signs of issues that can turn into teeth erosion in case they are left without proper attention. The signs a dentist will be looking for include, yellow spots on the teeth, and edges that appear rounded instead of sharp.

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People have a tendency to ignore their oral health. This does not mean that they do not brush their teeth, but rather that they are derelict about going to their dental office. This is a huge mistake. The reason the person should go to the dentist is because there are some signs that the dentist will see in the patient's mouth that could indicate more serious health problems. Sometimes the dentist will see something that will enable the person to get to the doctor and get the treatment they need before the problem morphs into a full-fledged health crisis.

The way a dentist can identify if there is something wrong with a person health just by looking at their teeth is simple. If the person has physical signs of stress, their jaw muscles will be tight and their teeth will be showing indicators that the person is routinely grinding their teeth together. Some diseases cause the teeth to become discolored. Gum disease can indicate that they person is about to develop a periodontal disease. Many dentists are able to recognize signs that a person is developing cancerous cells when they examine the individual's teeth. The more experience the dentist has, the more readily they are going to recognize the signs of a physical health problem.

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