Wednesday, April 16, 2014


     Sharon S. knows first hand about cold and air sensitivity. Sharon said that hot and cold air would be very uncomfortable even when she would breathe in air. She suffered for about 6 months before she informed the dentist and had tried sensitive tooth toothpastes to no avail.  Dr. Zach Meiners, however, was able to desensitize her teeth and cover the areas that were giving her discomfort with a simple technique. Desensitizing is completely non-invasive (no removal of tooth structure is necessary).

     Sharon was amazed at the results and how little it cost!  She said she is very glad that she had the procedure done and highly recommends this procedure to anyone that has been suffering with the sensitivity with no results from the sensitive tooth paste and the careful brushing like she did.  Sharon had this procedure done in 2009 and still having no sensitivity to this day. 

4 Easy steps to desensitizing these areas:

    The materials we use
1. Primer Material is used to prepare the tooth    

2. Application of sealer to plug the exposed microscopic pores in the dentin of the teeth that cause sensitivity.  Both the primer and sealer are dispensed from a small bottle and applied with a fine brush.

3. Light curing to activate the sealer.

4. Follow up with continuing to use sensitive tooth toothpaste.

Completed!  Tooth De-sensitized and you cannot see the sealer

Before initiating this type of procedure, we will also examine your teeth carefully.  We have had great success with sensitivity near the gum line of the tooth which is often caused by gum recession and subsequent root exposure.  However, we want to rule out some of the following other causes of sensitivity that this technique would NOT be helpful for:

1)      Tooth decay (cavities)
2)      Cracked Tooth
3)      Abscessed tooth or dying nerve
4)      Continuous use of abrasive whitening toothpastes
5)      Severe acid erosion of teeth

Are you having sensitive teeth that sensitive tooth toothpastes aren’t adequately treating?   If so have us evaluate you soon to see if this could be an option and cure for your sensitive teeth.