For those of you in the Anchorage area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Excellence In Dentistry is here for you.

Dr. Kirk Johnson has been treating this common problem since 1987.

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.

Here in our Anchorage dentistry practice, our knowledgeable staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Kirk Johnson usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Eagle River Wal-Mart and Wasilla Sav-On stores carry it. However, some Anchorage patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Excellence In Dentistry.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Anchorage and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Excellence In Dentistry, Dr. Johnson can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call our Anchorage cosmetic dental office today to get relief from your sensitive teeth.  At your dental exam, we can also check for gum disease and other reasons your teeth might be sensitive.

Kirk Johnson
Excellence In Dentistry
1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101
Anchorage Alaska 99515
(907) 349-0022