Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For anyone who feels pain when sipping your morning coffee, or cringes each time you brush or floss, the dentists at Wilson Dental Group are here for you.

Sensitive teeth is a common issue. The first line of defense is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can cause receding gums, which causes the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding—it’s pain).

Here in our Wilson dentistry practice, we can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

We usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that diminishes tooth pain after several applications. They can be very effective. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.

At Wilson Dental Group, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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At Wilson Dental Group we urge people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you skip twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to see your dentist regularly.

In the last few decades, lung and breast cancer have attracted a lot of public attention. There is relatively less awareness of oral cancer even though it claims almost 10,000 lives every year in the United States. If you smoke or have acquired HPV, you have an increased risk for developing oral cancer.

At Wilson Dental Group, we work to raise awareness of oral cancer and the significance of early diagnosis. Courtesy of the CDC, Oral Cancer Foundation, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, here are 5 important things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

1. About 80% of individuals with oral cancer use some variety of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).

2. 40% of men and women who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer pass away within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.

3. In many cases, it is hardly possible for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce unobtrusive symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be analyzed by a dentist or doctor.

4. HPV (the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the copious strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most often linked to oropharyngeal cancer.

5. Black males have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than whites.

Don’t take any chances. See the dentists at Wilson Dental Group for regular check ups and cleanings, and oral cancer screenings.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 


Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk

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Many health-conscious individuals exercise regularly, and some use sports drinks for hydration. At Wilson Dental Group, we remind you these drinks can contribute to tooth decay.

While it’s true that they help maintain electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can erode tooth enamel. And when tooth enamel is weakened, those pearly whites are more  staining, discoloration, and decay.

Nobody wants darkened teeth, so next time you’re at the gym, try substituting water for sports drinks.

If you have already noticed staining or tooth discoloration and would like to know more about porcelain veneers or teeth whitening, give Wilson Dental Group a call at 336-450-2077.

We are a distinctive dental practice that offers:

family dentistry
kids dentistry
emergency dentistry

The staff at Wilson Dental Group can answer any questions you have about critical preventative oral care and cosmetic dentistry care such as veneers, gum contouring, invisible braces, tooth-colored fillings and smile makeovers. Schedule a dental check up with us today.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 


What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape, and that includes regular dental check ups at Wilson Dental Group.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle aiming the bristle tips at the gumline. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Be sure to get the floss down into the pocket between the gum and teeth. Scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away.

Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the part of the tooth below the gumline can decay easier than the visible portion.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth—even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause troubles with the parts you can’t see.

We work with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a dental check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call Wilson Dental Group today at 336-450-2077 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination.

Contact Wilson Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896