Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is the pain you may feel when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or drinks. You may also feel pain when you breathe in cold air. Sensitivity can happen when gums pull away from the teeth or when gum tissue is lost. Gum loss can occur as a result of brushing too hard or not brushing and flossing regularly. When gum loss occurs, the part of the tooth below the gumline can be exposed, called the tooth root. There are tiny tunnels that contain fluid and lead from the tooth root to the tooth’s nerve center, called the pulp. When cold or heat touches these tunnels, the tooth fluid can excite ther nerve pulp, causing pain in your teeth. Sensitivity can also happen if the tooth’s hard surface layer, called enamel, gets worn away Tooth sensitivity can come and go, but ignoring it can lead to other health problems in your mouth.

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The Basics Of Flossing

The American Dental Association advises that flossing your teeth thoroughly should be done at least once a day, but more is better. Some people think that flossing more often can result in damage to the gums, this in not so. Over vigorous or incorrect flossing is one of the most common causes of damage to the gum tissues.

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Trick Or Treat… Don’t Forget To Brush Your Teeth!

Well that sweet time is almost here….Halloween is just around the corner. The kids are sure to get plenty of sweet sugary treats this month. We want to make sure that parents are aware of the dental issues partially attributed to sugar intake. The decay rate in children is rising due to the increase in the consumption of sugary snacks.

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Beautiful Smiles for a Bright Future

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Office Information

Phone:

(706) 327-3364
Willow Point Dental
7189 Moon Rd
Columbus, GA 31909
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Office Hours:

  • Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed