For anyone who feels pain when sipping morning coffee or cringes each time you brush or floss, it may be a case of sensitive teeth. Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo 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 causes the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding—it’s pain).
Here in our Provo office, we can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
We usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that lessens tooth pain after several applications. There are plenty of them on the market. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.
Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):