September 2015

Sensitive Teeth

Vinings GA DentistsMany people remember from high school biology that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, yet they forget that these teeth are nestled into a much softer and sensitive tissue. Teeth that are sensitive are most likely reacting to damage of the actual tooth itself or from the gums surrounding them.

The inside of a tooth is made up of very soft pulp which houses the dental roots, blood vessels, and nerves that keep the tooth alive. Damage to the tooth itself can cause extreme pain or sensitivity, and damage to the gums surrounding the tooth can also cause extreme sensitivity. If you have a sensitive tooth, or multiple teeth that are highly sensitive, it is very important that you bring up this issue with your dentist. If your tooth sensitivity is affecting your quality of life in any way, it is important that you make an appointment with your dentist even if your regular visit is not scheduled for a few weeks or months.

Gum recession and damage to the tooth are the most common causes of tooth sensitivity. While teeth may also become sensitive after teeth whitening, this sensitivity is usually short-lived, while sensitivity due to tooth or gum damage is not. Receding gums is a common culprit in tooth sensitivity. Gum recession is often caused by brushing the teeth too vigorously so that the gums begin to pull away from the tooth’s crown. When the gums recede, the highly sensitive dental roots are exposed, and bacteria work fast to attack and multiply in this area. That means that your teeth will have a double whammy of sensitivity because the roots, which are composed of nerves, are exposed and bacteria will begin to cause damage making these roots even more sensitive.

A crack or chip in the tooth enamel can also cause tooth sensitivity because, again, the inside of the tooth is made up of roots and nerves. Any time there is damage that causes the inside of the tooth to be exposed or compromised, tooth sensitivity can occur. This is why it is extremely important to tell your dentist right away about a sensitive tooth. Damage can often be treated and even reversed when treatment begins early, preventing tooth loss or the need for extensive dental work.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD of Vinings understands how your sensitive teeth can have a negative effect on your mouth and your smile. Call today for your appointment, and begin treatment for your sensitive teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

Vinings GA Teeth Whitening DentistsTeeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to transform a dull smile into a beautiful one. In fact, a smile that is radiantly white can often hide imperfections like slightly misaligned teeth. People are so drawn to the beauty of a white smile that they do not typically notice any imperfections.

Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the United States. It is a procedure that lightens stains and discolorations of the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth. Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective, and it is the most ideal method of achieving a radiant smile.

While there are a great number of at-home whitening kits, toothpastes, floss, and other items, they will never allow you to achieve the whiteness of a professional treatment. Wayne G. Suway DDS, MAGD is pleased to offer Opalescence® teeth whitening to his patients in the Atlanta area. This highly effective prescription whitening treatment utilizes the power of prescription whitening gel in order to achieve dramatic results in very little time. Opalescence® is offered as an in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatment.

Opalescence® Boost is the advanced teeth whitening treatment that is used in the dental office, and it can brighten your smile in an hour or less. The specially designed, professional strength formula is a gel based solution that activates a superior whitening power to offer a higher-strength whitening solution. Dr. Wayne Suway has helped patients achieve great success in revealing their most beautiful smiles through Opalescence® Boost.

In addition to in-office whitening treatment, at-home whitening treatments are also available. Opalescence® Take Home Whitening Gels are the advanced prescription teeth whitening system that can reveal whiter teeth in just a matter of days. This at-home whitening system is significantly more powerful than over the counter systems because it uses professional grade, prescription only, whitening gel.

If you are interested in achieving a whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile please contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway DDS, MAGD. You can achieve a smile that you are proud to show off in no time!

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My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.