For those of you in the Mt. Vernon area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry is here for you.
Dr. James D. Geren has been treating this common problem for many years.
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.
Here in our Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentistry practice, our knowledgeable staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
James D. Geren usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Mt. Vernon Wal-Mart and Springfield Sav-On stores carry it. However, some Mt. Vernon patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry.
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Alexandria and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, Doctor Geren can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.
Call our Alexandria cosmetic dental office today to get relief from your sensitive teeth. We also offer restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services.
James D. Geren
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria VA 22306