For those individuals who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS is here for you. Dr.Craig Longenecker has been treating this common problem since 1998.
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in 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 Monkton dentistry practice, Dr.Longenecker can find out if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
Dr. Longenecker usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that diminishes 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. Longenecker can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.
Call our dental office today at 410-357-0099 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
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