Why Did My Teeth Cleaning Hurt?

Painful-teeth-cleaningHave you ever switched hygienists or waited awhile in between cleanings and noticed a big difference in the pain?  Did you leave the office feeling your teeth cleaning hurt too much or missing the good ol’ days when your hygienist was gentle?   Let us be the first to say we are not jabbing you with metal probes trying to make you bleed or cause you any unnecessary pain!

But the truth of the matter is, most of the time you are experiencing pain or tasting blood is due to your own poor oral health.  Ok ok – I know what you’re thinking.  We’re just pointing the finger at you, but let us explain!  Continue Reading…

Sharp Pains in Your Teeth after Bleaching – WHY?!

Have you ever experienced those nasty little sharp pains in your teeth after bleaching them? They can be crazy painful and yet, then there are people who don’t experience it at all. What’s up with that? Everyone is completely different in what they experience after they bleach their teeth, just like with anything else in life.

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So, what makes those zingers happen?
Our teeth have tubules in them which, if you can picture are something like the pores in our skin. When we bleach our teeth, the bleach seeps into those tubules and bleaches from within the enamel to get rid of stain. Sometimes due to this happening, it can increase blood flow to the pulp (living connective tissue and cells) of the tooth which can cause pressure and give you that twinge of pain. Continue Reading…