While over the counter products can work, they are not as effective because the bleaching/whitening products are not in as intimate contact with your tooth surface as they were custom fabricated trays or in-office whitening.
Did you know that brushing your teeth after every meal isn’t enough to avoid dental cavities? The bristles on your toothbrush cannot reach between your teeth to pull out food particles or residue. So it doesn’t matter how many times you brush. These particles will stay put. To deal with these hard to reach spaces, you need to floss your teeth at least once a day.
Dentin is a tissue that is calcified and consists of tiny tubules or tubes. It is the second layer of the tooth and is normally covered by enamel and covers the pulp, making up the majority of the tooth's structure.
Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific sector, and the dentistry business is no exception.
Wychwood Dental's takeaway:
I always make a point to tell patients all possible issues they may experience after a filling, including sensitivity. Most issues are short in nature but it is always a good idea to let your dentist know if you are experiencing post-op sensitivity. This way you can have all your questions and concerns addressed.
If the bite feels off after a few days, I always tell the patient to call and come in ASAP. Usually, a slight adjustment is all that is needed and if left untreated can cause more serious problems.