Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Lafayette, CO?

Categories: Dental Health

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Lafayette?

For those of you in the Lafayette, CO 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.

Dr. Gordon West 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.

Here in our Lafayette, CO 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.

Dr. Gordon West usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Lafayette, CO Wal-Mart and Walgreens stores carry it. However, some Lafayette, CO patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments or laser dentistry available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Lafayette, CO 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, CO general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry office today to get relief from your sensitive teeth.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026