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Relief from Your Sensitive Teeth

Alexandria VA DentistDo you avoid eating ice cream despite it being your favorite dessert? Do you let your coffee or hot tea cool for fifteen minutes before taking the first sip? Does going to the send shivers up your spine because you panic each time the hygienist squirts cold water or puffs of air on your teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions because of how your teeth respond – it is time to talk to your dentist about finding relief from your sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients across the United States. The teeth become sensitive when their inner layer is exposed. Despite tooth enamel being the hardest substance in the human body, it is not invincible. Tooth enamel can be worn down over time and can cause tiny cracks or holes in the enamel that allow temperature changes to cause painful reactions in the mouth. Receding gums are also a common cause of tooth sensitivity. The gums protect the roots of the teeth. Therefore, when the gums begin to recede from the teeth, the roots are exposed and cause extreme discomfort in the mouth.

It is always important to talk with your dentist about any issues you are having with your teeth. Tooth sensitivity can cause excruciating pain or twinges of discomfort, yet many people are afraid to talk to their dentist because of the fear that something is wrong. This is the wrong approach to take! Most cases of sensitive teeth are easily treated and/or reversed with early intervention. One of the easiest ways to achieve relief from your sensitive teeth is to switch to a toothpaste that is specifically for sensitive teeth. This type of toothpaste has desensitizing ingredients to block the nerves in the teeth from receiving a jolt of pain. It is also important to evaluate your brushing techniques. Brushing too vigorously back and forth is the number one cause of gum recession. By making sure you are brushing in circular motions using a soft-bristled toothbrush, your gums can begin to heal themselves and move back into their proper position.

At Green Dental of Alexandria we care about the overall health of your entire mouth. If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, please do not suffer alone. Call us today to schedule an appointment and allow us to help you find the relief you need.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Based on 85 reviews

Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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