Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Lately?

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The office of Durham Dental Group would be a very different place if it weren’t for the dental assistants who work here. In this blog post we would like to recognize the importance of these specialists, who are too often overlooked.

Dental assistants not only make your dental appointment more pleasant, they make it effective, efficient, and safe.

You, the patient, are prepared for treatment by dental assistants, and during care they speed things along by passing instruments, taking x-rays, holding devices, and recording essential information.

We think most patients would agree that anyone who helps to shorten their time in the dental chair is a person who deserves recognition!

Keeping the dental office clean and sterilizing instruments are other essential duties performed by dental assistants. What would we do without them?

At Durham Dental Group, we recognize our assistants as important members of the team that works for the dental health of our patients every day. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 

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Tooth Sensitivity Treatment At Durham Dental Group

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment in DurhamThis blog post from the dentists at Durham Dental Group is about tooth sensitivity.

Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you encountered a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!

Tooth sensitivity can be a warning that something is amiss. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.

A number of elements can cause gum recession including consuming acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too vigorously!

There are several treatments for tooth sensitivity including desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments, and gum grafting. Of course, if you need a restoration, that is the first order of business.

At Durham Dental Group in Durham NC, we treat tooth sensitivity. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and a range of other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 

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