Your hygienist is trying her very best to have you leave the office with a spotless dentition.
You did not say how old you are or when your last hygiene visit was or how often you get your teeth cleaned (every 3, 4 or 6 months?). Everyone is different, and you may build up calculus (hardened bacteria
) faster than others. If your gums have receeded, then the roots may be exposed, resulting in more sensitivity than you had in the past.
At your next hygiene visit, have the hygienist give you some instructions as to how to get into the areas that you may be missing. In this way when you do go for your cleanings, it may not be as sensitive. Also, consider going every three or four months, rather than once or twice a year if she says you build up the calculus quickly.
I would express my concerns before running
elsewhere. They appear to be trying to keep you and your smile healthy.
...Would you like a more personalized answer to your question? ›