For those individuals who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry is here for you. Dr.Steven Gustafson has been treating this common issue since 1984.
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 results in 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 Royal Oak dentistry practice, Dr.Gustafson 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 Dr. Gustafson About Tooth Sensitivity
Dr. Gustafson 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. Gustafson can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you.
Call our dental office today at 248-541-8770 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry for patients in the Royal Oak area. If you are looking for a modern, comfortable dental office with a friendly, competent team, you will find it at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry.
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