Brushing Your Teeth with Sensitivity Toothpaste Might Mask Symptoms of a More Serious Dental Health Condition

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Tooth sensitivity can have a significant impact on your enjoyment of life. Cutting out or cutting back on certain hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things that even impact your quality of life. This drives many people to try mitigating tooth sensitivity symptoms by brushing their teeth with a toothpaste that includes trace amounts of potassium nitrate.

While this might help sooth dental discomfort when eating and drinking, it could also be masking symptoms of a more serious dental health problem. Without effective professional treatment by a reputable dentist like Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, the underlying problem could continue to worsen.

Sometimes tooth sensitivity discomfort is linked to tooth enamel erosion. This is often caused by excess plaque acids from poor oral hygiene or frequently consuming acidic beverages. The chronic acidic environment in your mouth can gradually deplete the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.

Should this prove to be a factor in your tooth sensitivity, Dr. Frederick M. Saigh can administer a fluoride treatment at his dental office. This might also be followed up by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

If you live in the Iron River, Michigan, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 906-265-0050 to have if professionally diagnosed and treated at Saigh Family Dental.