A stinging sensation or general discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things can have a significant impact on your general enjoyment of life. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be addressed by brushing your teeth with a special brand of toothpaste that include potassium nitrate. However, this might simply mask symptoms of compromised tooth enamel.
If Dr. Sean P Avera suspects your sensitivity problems are linked to tooth enamel demineralization he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This can be done at the end of your routine dental checkup to bolster the mineral density of your teeth to help reduce sensation in your teeth.
If Dr. Sean P Avera feels it’s warranted he might also provide you with a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth wash. You should apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking for at least half an hour.
You should also make sure that your daily use brand of toothpaste includes added fluoride. This will help maintain the mineral strength of your tooth enamel on a basic level. If you live in the Auburn, California, area, and you have tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 530-885-0953 to explore your treatment options at Sean P Avera DDS Inc.