Category Archives: General Dental

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold?

Summer means sunny days, hanging by the pool, and ice cream. But for those of you who suffer from teeth sensitivity to cold, it can be hard to enjoy a cone at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor. So what causes this sensitivity, and is there any treatment? We’ve got the answers for you! What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold? Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the part of the tooth that sits above the gum line. Below, a layer called cementum protects the root. Under both the enamel and the cementum […]

The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Having a healthy mouth is not just about having a beautiful smile. Your oral health is also an indicator of your overall health. In fact, your oral health can impact your overall health. We dental professionals understand the synergic relationship between the health of your mouth and the health of your body. You may be surprised to learn that the most common dental issue in Americans – gum disease – is connected to other illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, and even osteoporosis. How is this so? Well, if your gums bleed when you brush, the problem is inflammation in your gum tissue. Inflammation will “build up” in your blood, worsening […]

Payment Options for Your Dental Care

At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we believe that high quality dental care is something that everyone should have access to, and affordability should never be a reason why you postpone an appointment. We know that not all of our patients have adequate dental insurance, so that’s why we offer a lot of flexibility in helping you pay for your treatment. We accept payment in the form of cash, checks, debit, and credit cards, and we are also pleased to offer a number of financing options to help you cover the cost of your dental care. Consultations Before you receive your treatment, we will be pleased to discuss the costs with […]

Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

When you go out for a run, you expect that certain things may hurt a bit – perhaps your back, legs, knees, or feet – but rarely, if ever, would you expect your teeth to hurt. If you are experiencing tooth pain when running, there are several reasons this could be happening. Temperature Many people have temperature sensitivity in their teeth. If your teeth are bothered by the cold, consider wearing a mask made specifically for running in colder temperatures. Additionally, if you have an infection or a crack in your tooth, extreme temperatures can make the pain worse. Gritting Your Teeth or Jaw Sometimes the temperatures can make you […]

Freedom from TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, occurs when people experience a painful lack of control of their jaw muscles. The source of TMD is a problem with the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, otherwise known as the temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ. TMD is widely referred to as TMJ, but TMD occurs when your TMJ is in distress. No matter what we call it, TMD is painful. It might seem ironic that the name of a condition that impairs the ability to speak and pronounce words clearly contains the word “temporomandibular,” but those who suffer from TMD call it a painful and intrusive problem that affects normal, daily […]

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