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For Children & Adults With Sensitive Teeth

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Gentle Teeth Cleaning In Gainesville, FL

Many have felt the anxiety that comes with visiting the dentist due to the sensitive nature of their teeth. This is particularly true for children and seniors, which is why seeing our experienced dentists in Gainesville, FL, is so necessary. It is important to nurse your teeth and gums back to health; a thorough cleaning is a key step on that path to recovery.

You can count on a gentle teeth-cleaning experience at Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry in Gainesville and Lake Butler. Our dentists and hygienists are experienced and skilled at the gentle removal of plaque and tartar on even the most sensitive patients. We also provide careful and gentle flossing and tooth polishing so your teeth and gums feel great when you leave.

5 Reasons Patients Have Sensitive Gums & Teeth

1. Tooth Decay

Cavities formed by tooth decay are quite common, leaving many of us to require fillings. It is important to take care of these decaying areas as they tend to weaken with age. The bacterium that accumulates will almost certainly lead to sensitivity in the area around the filling.

2. Gum Disease

Known by its medical term of periodontal disease, this problem with your gums can cause great sensitivity and pain over time. This becomes more of a problem as you age; so taking the time to contact our dentists will go a long towards protecting your gums in the future. Make sure to take care of this problem early in order to avoid needing the services of an emergency dentist somewhere down the road.

3. Plaque Build-Up

If plaque is not removed, it will continue to accumulate. Without proper oral care, the plaque can become significant enough to cause gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. You must keep plaque at bay, or your teeth and gums will become even more sensitive over time.

4. Mouthwash

Many of the mouthwashes available over-the-counter today contain too much alcohol and other chemicals that can actually contribute to tooth sensitivity. There are some more neutral based fluoride rinses available, so opt for these instead. Better yet, limit the number of times you use mouthwash, and focus more on your flossing and brushing routine.

5. Acidic Foods

Foods such as lemons and grapefruit have a high acid content that can cause sensitivity in teeth. Until your Gainesville dentist can help you get this problem under control, consider limiting your intake of such foods.

Gentle Teeth Cleaning Dentists

If you have sensitive teeth or gums, or you have anxiety when visiting the dentist, consider giving the dentists at Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry the privilege of putting our gentle dental approach to work for you. Whether you have the need for an oral surgeon or basic dental care to get your mouth feeling clean and fresh again, we will do our best to serve you each and every time.

We try our best to minimize any discomfort during your teeth cleaning and exam. However, there are ways you can help prevent pain and bleeding during your visit. A complete daily dental care regimen can maintain healthy teeth and gums and stave off infections and gum disease. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily to prevent gum disease and the buildup of plaque.

Regular dental cleanings and oral exams are important for people with sensitive teeth and gums. Cavities and gum disease can be extremely painful for people with sensitive mouths. Preventative measures include a proactive approach at home and at the dentist. Our gentle teeth cleanings will remove plaque and tartar, and we softly polish your teeth to remove stains.