For those of you in the NYC area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Staten Island Dental Care is here for you. Doctor Frederick Hecht has been treating this common problem since 1976.
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 Staten Island 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.
Frederick Hecht usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most NYC Wal-Mart and Brooklyn Sav-On stores carry it. However, some Staten Island patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Staten Island Dental Care.
Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Staten Island and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Staten Island Dental Care, Dr. Hecht can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.
Call our Staten Island cosmetic dental office today to get relief for your sensitive teeth.
Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York 10314