For those of you who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria is here for you.
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, the result is sensitive teeth: acidic foods, hot and cold, and sticky foods can reach the nerve cells and cause discomfort.
Here in our Alexandria dentistry practice, our professional staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity troubles and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
We usuall recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most major toothpaste brands have a sensitive teeth variety, and they are readily available wherever toothpaste is sold.
However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments, available at Center for Dental Anesthesia.
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