For those men and women who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Decatur Smiles is here for you. Doctor Stephanie Teichmiller has been treating this common problem since 1990.
Daily Oral Hygiene
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which creates 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).
Need a Refresher on Brushing?
Here in our Decatur dentistry practice, doctorTeichmiller can figure out if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits. Our dental hygienists can also give you a refresher course on proper brushing and flossing. While you’re at it, schedule a professional dental cleaning.
Talk to Doctor Teichmiller About Tooth Sensitivity
doctor Teichmiller usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps curb 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. doctor Teichmiller can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.
Call our dental office today at 256-350-5820 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
At Decatur Smiles, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry for patients in the Decatur area. If you are looking for a modern, comfortable dental office with a friendly, competent team, you will find it at Decatur Smiles.