For those individuals who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Blaisdell Family Dentistry is here for you. Dr. Lynn R. Blaisdell has been treating sensitive teeth in Boise, a common problem, in patients since 1981.
What Causes Sensitive Teeth in Boise?
The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in 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 and sometimes even pain.
How Can We Help You?
Here in our friendly dental practice, Dr. Blaisdell can find out if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits. Our dental team can instruct you on how to properly brush and floss your teeth every day. For the discomfort you feel, Dr. Blaisdell 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.
Interested in Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Boise and want to have your teeth whitened because our team of dental professionals can still help you. Dr. Blaisdell can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening systems will work for you. We also offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants. Call our dental office today at 208-377-9696 to get relief for your sensitive teeth. We look forward to meeting you and your family.