For those of you in the Encinitas area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee, or who cringe each time you brush or floss, La Costa Dental Excellence is here for you.
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.
We’re committed to excellence. Our knowledgeable staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity issues and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
Dentists usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that minimizes tooth pain after several applications. Most area drugstores carry it. However, some patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments.
If you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened, we can help make that happen. Drs. Dankworth can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.
Contact La Costa Dental Excellence: 760-633-3033
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