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Acceledent Aura

AcceleDent is a device designed to increase the cell activity and blood flow in the bone around your teeth, to accelerate orthodontic treatment.

During orthodontic treatment, bone remodeling is how teeth move through bone. Force applied to the teeth cause bone cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts to mobilize around the root of the tooth. This cellular response causes changes in the bone surrounding the tooth that allow it to move through the bone.

Studies have shown that mechanical stimulation of bone can increase the rate of this process.  The Acceledent device vibrates your teeth and jawbone so that the moving teeth during treatment will move into their new placement faster and easier. In turn, this will reduce treatment time for patients in Invisalign or braces.

AcceleDent offers fast, safe, and gentle results for all patients and must be used for 20 minutes a day for effective results.
Acceledent Aura


  • AcceleDent Aura uses Soft Pulse Technology for faster tooth movement
  • Can accelerate tooth movement for up to 50%
  • Hands-free device you can use while doing anything like reading, watching your favorite TV show, or even doing schoolwork. So no excuses!


  • AcceleDent is safe for all of our patients. Adolescents, teens, and adults alike
  • There have been no reports of risks to root resorption or loss of posterior anchorage
  • The AcceleDent Aura device has been cleared by the FDA as a Class Il medical device


  • AcceleDent has the potential to improve our patients’ orthodontic experience
  • The Soft Pulse Technology uses micropulses which are gentle and project about 8 times less force that the average electric toothbrush
  • AcceleDent is both lightweight and comfortable. You will easily get used to it!

Tooth Sensitivity and Exposed Tooth Roots

  Tooth sensitivity can occur for any number of reasons, including enamel erosion, bruxism, and exposed tooth roots. In this blog post, Dr.Nazli Sheibani discusses how exposed tooth roots can cause tooth sensitivity, as well as the causes and consequences of exposed tooth roots.

Why Do Exposed Roots Result in Tooth Sensitivity?

The crown of a tooth is protected by enamel, the clear, outer layer that protects it from sensitivity to temperature changes and pressure. The root surface of a tooth does not have enamel. Instead, the root surface is protected by gum tissue. If the gums recede, exposing the sensitive roots, patients may experience discomfort when the tooth roots come into contact with hot and cold foods or pressure from dental tools.

Causes of Exposed Roots

The gums may recede and expose your tooth roots for a number of reasons, including:

Gum disease: Gum disease is a bacterial infection that slowly damages gum tissue, causing it to recede and loosen its hold on the teeth.

Bruxism: The force that is applied to the teeth when clenching or grinding can wear down the gum line.

Aggressive brushing: Apply light pressure when brushing the teeth. Too much pressure can slowly erode the gum line.

Malocclusion: Malocculsion can result in excess pressure in certain areas of the mouth, causing gum wear.

Dangers of Exposed Roots

Exposed tooth roots do not just cause tooth sensitivity. Since the roots don’t have the protective enamel layer, this makes it easier for bacterial acids to wear away the dentin layer of the tooth, which can potentially cause root cavities.

Treatment for Exposed Roots

During your dental exam and cleaning, we will ask if you have been experiencing any dental discomfort and check the gum line to look for problems such as gum recession and exposed roots. If you have an exposed tooth root, we may monitor the tooth and advise you on how to avoid further gum recession. we can also advise you on the most suitable oral care routine for sensitive teeth, and the best tooth brushing technique. You can also relief the painful symptoms of tooth sensitivity by changing your regular toothpaste to a desensitizing toothpaste. If desensitizing toothpaste doesnt ease your discomfort, a flouride gel or special desensitizing agents may be applied to the senistive areas of the affected teeth. If the exposed root causes significant sensitivity, we may recommend the following treatments:

Gum grafts: If gum tissue has been lost from the root (gum recession), we may recommand a surgical gum graft to cover the root, protect the tooth and reduce the sensitivity.

Composite fillings: Composite resin filling can be used to cover your tooth roots and protect the tooth.

If you experience tooth sensitivity due to an exposed tooth root, please let us know during your next dental visit. When cleaning any affected teeth, we will use gentle techniques so you don’t experience discomfort during your exam.

Sensitivity Associated with Teeth Whitening

Achieving a beautiful pearly smile can really boost your self- confidence and make you feel amazing. If you have ever experienced sensitivity associated with teeth whitening, you know that it may temporarily cause some discomfort.

Tooth whitening gels feature hydrogen peroxide, which is known to cause tooth whitening sensitivity for some people. Especially if you are someone who already has sensitivity but the level of sensitivity you experience is based on key factors.
Speak with your dentist regarding your sensitivity in order to treat them accordingly with the best whitening method for your teeth. Common causes of sensitivity may include Recession, exposed Dentin (inner layer of tooth), Tooth Wear, Cavities, Clenching or Grinding your teeth.

Once you have stopped whitening, the sensitivity will go away, but while whitening you can use these tips to alleviate sensitivity;

  1. Be aware of the peroxide level in whitening agent
  2.  Using a well fitted customized tray made by your dentist
  3.  Speak to your dentist about application time based on your oral health and the level of peroxide
  4. Using a desensitizing toothpaste for after whitening care that contains Potassium Nitrate.
    Example: Crest Pro Health or Sensodyne
  5. Using an extra soft toothbrush, getting the job done gently but yet effectively
  6. Try avoiding extreme temperatures, extremely hot or extremely cold beverages can cause sensitivity
  7. Speaking to your dentist regarding a dentist dispensed product like MI paste, that helps block exposed Dentin between whitening procedures.

Most of the discomfort caused by tooth whitening is preventable, reversible and treatable. Your dentist can help guide you through your whitening process in order to safely comfortably achieve that beautiful pearly white smile.