Posts for: June, 2013

Santa Cruz Center for Dental Medicine


As a dentist for over thirty years, Dr. John Baron has long cared about the health and appearance of his patients’ mouths.  In recent years his interest has grown to include the relationship of oral health to the general health of the body.  New research strongly supports this connection.  Good oral health can help to prevent premature death and will promote total wellness.

Dr. Baron is part of a group of advanced practitioners that are connecting the dots in health care… and in the process have developed a protocol that integrates the health of the gums with other systemic testing to determine wellness-oriented dental care.  This protocol is almost 100% effective in restoring oral health, and is building a new bridge between the practice of dentistry and medicine. 

“We have always know that protecting the health of the gums will help patients to keep their teeth for life.  Now we understand that unhealthy gum tissue leads to chronic infection and inflammation...  and both are hazardous to our health, and can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-mature and low birth-weight babies…  just to name a few.  This is an unnecessary risk because we now know how to better treat gum disease,” states Dr. Baron

“There is no question that health in the mouth can help extend life.   However, some people have been living with poor oral health for so long that it doesn’t seem as dire to them as it really is.  Three out of four people have some level of chronic gum disease with the bacteria and inflammation that go along with it.  This is an epidemic problem.”

Dr. Baron cares about you and wants to work with you and your physician to extend your life, help you feel better and live a healthier life. 

Santa Cruz Center for Dental Medicine

550 Water Street, Suite L-1

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 426-9200

June 04, 2013
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Tooth Sensitivity

Some people may have root surface sensitivity on their teeth.  The symptoms may feel like a nerve sensation at or near the gum line.  Some may have this nerve reaction that is triggered by tooth brushing, drinking something cold, eating or drinking something acidic or even breathing in cold air.  To ensure that it is root surface sensitivity and not decay, it is always recommended to check with your dentist or dental hygienist first.

The roots of teeth may have nerve tubules that are exposed on the surface.  These nerve tubules are invisible.  Most of the time the sensitive areas, or exposed nerve tubules, are on the surfaces of roots where the gum has receded.  When touched or triggered there is a pain reaction.

As a dental hygienist, I have learned about various products that are helpful.  Before the teeth are cleaned, I polish the patient’s sensitive teeth with Nupro prophylaxis paste with fluoride and NovaMin (a desensitizer).  It is also recommended that the patient use desensitizing tooth paste or cream at home.  We offer Dr. Collins Restore toothpaste and or MI Paste.  Different active ingredients work well for different people so I recommend that the patient try another product if one fails to provide relief. 

E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200


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