The Challenges of Dentistry Part 4

Last time I started talking about tooth sensitivity. I covered sensitivity to sweets, biting and chewing.  This time I’ll cover temperature sensitivity. Temperature sensitivity is the hardest tooth sensitivity to diagnose. All the issues I discussed last time can...

The Challenges of Dentistry (Part 3)

Parts one and two of this series dealt with decay and the various ways you can control it. Now it is time to discuss sensitivity, a challenge we face in our patients every day. Tooth sensitivity comes in many forms. You can’t afford to overlook any on them. ...

The Challenges of Dentistry Part 2

In my last blog I started talking about tooth decay. You’ll remember I said many things are needed to allow decay to happen.  Bacteria, plaque, sugar, and acids all need to be present for a cavity to start.  Last time I wrote about bacteria and plaque.  This time I...

The Challenges of Dentistry (Part 1)

One of the best things about being a dentist is that different days bring different challenges. Some are easy, some are baffling, and some are just plain fun.  However, most of our time is spent on five things:  Decay, gum disease, sensitivity, dry mouth, and broken...