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For answers to your oral care questions and world-class products you can trust for your family, Colgate offers over one hundred years experience in the dental care field and a global team of top oral care professionals. Dr. William DeVizio, a licensed dentist and Colgate-Palmolive Vice-President for Dental Clinical Research, serves as your personal oral health expert on Sharecare.

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  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    Stress management may be one of the primary means for preventing bruxism. While the causes of bruxism are not fully understood, daily stress may trigger jaw clenching and grinding for some people. If this daily stress is the underlying cause, stress management can help prevent bruxism before it starts...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    You may be grinding your teeth at night if you experience headaches, sore or painful jaw muscles, or clicking or popping noises when you open or close your mouth. Your dentist may also spot signs of unusual wear on your teeth, such as chips and cracks. A sleep laboratory can make a conclusive dia...Read More
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  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    On the long list of things that you have to worry about each day, a nagging toothache may not even make the top 50. But there are some good reasons to get your toothache treated.

    • A toothache that is due to untreated tooth decay (a common reason for tooth pain) could lead to infection, a cracked or
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  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    Sensitive teeth can cause real discomfort, but the seriousness of the problem may have more to do with the underlying dental condition that caused the sensitive teeth. For example, someone with sensitive teeth caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis) may also be at risk for stroke, heart attack,...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:

    Sensitive teeth means that your teeth or gums pick up slight variations in temperature or chemical changes in your mouth. This can be caused by eating or drinking hot or cold products. Teeth may also be sensitive to sugars common in candy or soft drinks. Teeth may also be sensitive to the touch.

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  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    Tooth sensitivity may be a symptom of a cavity. Tooth sensitivity refers to a mild or sharp pain you experience when eating or drinking something hot or cold. However, tooth sensitivity may also be caused by other factors, including teeth grinding (bruxism), brushing teeth too hard, and even some...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    See your dentist if tooth sensitivity lasts several weeks or if it progressively becomes worse; it could indicate a deeper problem. You should see your dentist immediately. Call your dentist if you are unsure. Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    There are several unrelated causes of tooth pain, so it is important to have your dentist perform a differential diagnosis to identify the root cause of your pain. There are certain kinds of toothpaste that help relieve dentin hypersensitivity. Your dentist will be able to recommend one for you,...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    It's possible that bleaching your teeth could make them more sensitive. Tooth sensitivity is a recognized side effect of bleaching. The sensitivity should be temporary if the bleaching was carried out by your dentist or according to your dentist's instructions. Talk to your dentist if you have extreme...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    Desensitizing toothpastes can help people whose teeth are sensitive to heat or cold. These toothpastes contain ingredients such as strontium chloride and potassium nitrate that help block the transmission of pain signals from the surface of your tooth to the nerve inside. They do this by stopping...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    A headache that's accompanied by pain in your jaw and facial muscles may be brought on by temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. This condition occurs in the joint that connects the jaw to the side of the head. People who have TMJ frequently complain of headaches as well as pain in their facial...Read More
  • De Vizio, DMD - ,  - Dentist
    De Vizio, DMD of Colgate answered:
    Popping or clicking sounds in your jaw can be a sign of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The TMJ is the joint in front of your ears where your jawbone connects to your skull that helps you open your mouth and move your jaw. TMJ disorders cause pain and tenderness in the joint. Other symptoms...Read More