Studies at the University of Adelaide have shown that 50% of wine tasters experience increased tooth sensitivity
after five to 10 years.
In the mild form, we find demar- cated enamel opacities, absence of enamel break- down, presence of occasional tooth sensitivity
and mild aesthetic concerns on discoloration of the incisors.
Dental hygienists have the responsibility to determine potential sources of tooth sensitivity
or pain and to provide treatment or recommend interventions that address the patient's concern about tooth sensitivity
Answering specific questions throughout, they explain the elements of teeth and mouth anatomy, basic care and cleaning, dental visits, preventing decay and protecting teeth, affording dental care, and children's teeth at different ages (including those with special health needs), ending with discussion of various problems: gum disease, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity
and pain, various conditions, orthodontics, tooth appearance, trauma and emergencies, dental anxiety, and oral surgery, extractions, and root canals.
Whitening products of high hydrogen-peroxide concentration usually offer the best results in a short period of time, associated with mild and transient collateral effects, (1-4,8,10-12) such as tooth sensitivity
and gingival irritation.
Sensodyne Complete Protection is the latest product from the Sensodyne range, designed to reduce tooth sensitivity
- which can be a sign of enamel wear and receding gums.
Procedures that can be performed with lasers include teeth whitenA[degrees]ing, aesthetic contouring, crown lengthening, gingiA[degrees] val deA[degrees]pigmentation, root canal sterilisation, tooth sensitivity
, implant expoA[degrees] sure, caries detection and removal, fillings and incision and drainage.
Many clients have reported that the teeth seem to pick up staining and become more discoloured, with increased tooth sensitivity
, which is difficult to manage and not easy to desensitise.
In addition, tooth bleaching can also cause tooth sensitivity
Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) resulting from developmental qualitative disturbance of tooth enamel is commonly encountered in clinical practice and presents challenging problems of compromised aesthetics, tooth sensitivity
, and caries susceptibility [Weerheijm et al.
A second interesting application of FESEM is in experiments examining the efficacy of nanotechnology toothpastes designed to reduce tooth sensitivity