For those people who feel tooth pain when you sip your morning coffee, or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Michelsen Dental in Orange CA is here for you.
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to 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).
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 reduces tooth pain after several applications. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. We can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.
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