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Beyond Cavities: Four Common Causes of Tooth Pain

Toothaches: they can range from mildly annoying to downright debilitating. In fact, toothaches are one of the leading reasons that people visit the dentist’s office. When considering a toothache, which is pain in or around the tooth, most people assume the cause is tooth decay, or a cavity. While this is often the case, decay … Continued

Your Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

It’s a common dental concern: you take a bite of ice cream and immediately experience a sharp pain in one or more teeth. The likely culprit, teeth sensitivity, is caused when dentin is exposed. In a healthy mouth, a layer of enamel protects the teeth above the gum line. Another layer, known as cementum, protects … Continued

Why Do People Grind Their Teeth? Bruxism Explained by Dr. Caputo

Nighttime teeth grinding, known as bruxism, is a condition that involves the clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth as a patient sleeps. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to intense headaches, chronic migraines, damage to teeth, and TMJ disorder. At the Naperville, IL dental office of Dr. Paul V. Caputo, we offer a … Continued

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