As a dentist with years of experience helping the people of the Fairfax Station area, Dr. Pamela Marzban is used to helping patients who are suffering from sensitive teeth. This is a significant problem.
Your teeth become sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks when your dentin, which is the soft layer of your teeth beneath your enamel, becomes exposed. Your dentin is exposed by receding gum tissue.
This is often caused by:
- Tooth decay
- Brushing too hard for too long
- Gum disease
- Tooth grinding
- Over-the-counter teeth whitening products
Our dentist understands how debilitating sensitive teeth can be. Fortunately, we have solutions for our Fairfax Station-area patients.
The first thing you can do is simply visit Dr. Marzban at regular intervals. Every six months is a good idea. Your dentist can head off tooth decay and gum disease before they wreak havoc on your gums.
Our dentist can teach you the sound oral hygiene techniques that can prevent sensitive teeth.
For certain patients white fillings might be appropriate. We can cover exposed root surfaces with fillings that blend in to your natural teeth color.
If you’re looking for more information on how you can relieve sensitive teeth, our Fairfax Station, Virginia dentist can help. Please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS today.