Posts Categorized: Dental Discomfort

Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Eat?

How is that something as seemingly harmless as a sip of hot coffee or even a bite of soft-serve ice cream can cause such discomfort for your teeth? Sensitive teeth affect an estimated one out of every twelve Americans, creating a very real challenge for both their hygiene and their diet. Before you can treat… Read more »

Common Downfalls of Dentures | Shrewsbury, MA Dentist

Although dentures remain somewhat popular, they are no longer the dental prosthetic of choice for many dentists and patients. Problems such as improper fit, interference with speech, and a reduced sense of taste are commonly cited as reasons for switching to more stable prosthetics, such as dental implants in Shrewsbury, MA. Dr. Todd Pizzi discusses… Read more »

The 18th Century Toothache Remedy That’s Just. Plain. Wrong.

Mark Twain is the father of American literature. James Brown is the godfather of soul. There’s a father for everything, and dentistry is no exception. Pierre Fauchard, (1672-1761), a French physician and author, is widely credited as the father of modern dentistry. Though he was years ahead of his fellow dentists, Fauchard didn’t get it… Read more »

Cat Videos, Selfies, and…Bad Medical Advice?

Ah, the Internet. It’s almost impossible to imagine what life would be like if we were suddenly and unjustly deprived of the ability to surf the Web. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist office, we can appreciate the speed and ease with which we can find information online. On the other hand, we can’t help but… Read more »

What Is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is a symptom caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva produced. When dry mouth occurs, there is not as much saliva to help digest your food and clean your mouth. In the drier environment, oral bacteria may grow more easily inside of your mouth and possibly increase the risk of developing… Read more »

Why Even Minor Toothaches Could Be Serious

Does your tooth seem slightly sensitive when you drink a hot or cold beverage, or bite into a hot or cold piece of food? Like most other forms of discomfort, toothaches occur with varying degrees of severity, from minor nuisances to serious, sometimes-debilitating aches and pains. Though minor tooth sensitivity might not be an immediate… Read more »