Your Oviedo Dentist - September 2017

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Sensitive Teeth What Are the Causes and What Can You Do?

you grind your teeth, contact us for a mouthguard to wear at night. Consider limiting your intake of carbonated drinks, citrus fruits,

If you have sensitive teeth, brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking can cause sharp, temporary pain. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel, exposed dentin, or exposed tooth roots. However, sensitive teeth can also be caused by cavities, cracks or chips, bleaching, or recent dental work. If your sensitive teeth hinder your daily life, contact us. We may be able to rule out underlying causes of your tooth pain and recommend treatments. Desensitizing toothpaste can sometimes help block pain associated with sensitive teeth after several applications. We may also apply fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth to strengthen enamel and reduce pain. Treatment options for exposed tissue are bond resin, surgical gum grafts, and root canals. To prevent sensitive teeth from recurring, brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss daily. Make sure you aren’t brushing with too much pressure. If

wine, and yogurt, all of which remove small amounts of tooth enamel over time. If you eat acidic food, drink milk or water to balance the acid levels in your mouth. Also, refrain from brushing your teeth immediately after eating, as some foods and drinks can soften the enamel of your teeth. Sensitive teeth can be debilitating, but proper oral hygiene and dental care coupled with avoidance of acidic food and drink can reduce or cure your tooth sensitivity.

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ONE-PAN Harvest Pasta

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• 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 1 3/4 cups reduced- sodium chicken broth 1 cup dried whole grain elbowmacaroni 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper Ground black pepper (optional) Snipped fresh basil Grated Parmesan cheese a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 7–10 minutes more or until vegetables and pasta are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper; top with basil and Parmesan cheese and serve. • • • • • Kosher salt • •

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups) 1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped (2 cups) 2 tomatoes or 4 Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped (1 cup)

1/3 cup chopped red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced


1. In a very large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, red onion, and garlic. Cook, uncovered, 7–10 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally. 2. Add beans, broth, pasta, and crushed red pepper. Bring to | 3

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