For those men and women who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Cary Family Dental is here for you. Dr. Allan Acton has been treating this common issue since 2003.
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which results in 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 Cary dentistry practice, Dr.Acton can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
Dr. Acton usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate 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. Dr. Acton can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.
Call our dental office today at 919-460-6884 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
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