For those of you in the Boulder area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is here for you. Doctor Gordon West has been treating this 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 Lafayette dentistry practice, our knowledgeable dental staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.
Gordon West usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Boulder and Lafayette stores carry it. However, some Lafayette patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Lafayette and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Dr. West can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.
Call our Lafayette cosmetic dental office today to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026