For those of you who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Wetaskiwin Family Dental is here for you. Doctor Tim Mahoney has been treating this common problem since 1983.
The first line of defence against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which leads to 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 Wetaskiwin dentistry practice, dentist in Wetaskiwin can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
Tim Mahoney usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate tooth pain after several applications. However, some Wetaskiwin patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at the Wetaskiwin Family Dental.
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Wetaskiwin Family Dental, Doctor Mahoney can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.
Call our Wetaskiwin cosmetic dental office today at 780-352-5113 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.