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If you experience a pain or stinging sensation when you consume, hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things, it can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Simply avoiding these foods and beverages or brushing your teeth with a tooth-sensitivity toothpaste might remedy immediate symptoms. However, it should not be seen as an effective long-term treatment strategy. Identifying the primary cause of the problem will improve your chances of treatment success.

Enamel erosion is one of the most common causes of tooth sensitivity. The pervasive nature of the bacteria in your mouth and the effects of the acidic foods and drinks you consume can erode tooth enamel minerals on a microscopic level. In time, this can form microscopic channels through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.

Cavities on multiple teeth is also a common cause of sensitivity. If your dentist, Dr. Chris Kim, doesn’t repair or restore these teeth, it could lead to serious complications in the future.

Fortunately, the integrity of your tooth enamel can be restored by having Dr. Chris Kim administer a simple fluoride treatment. This might also be followed by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

If you are struggling with tooth sensitivity in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, you should call 860-623-2601 to schedule an appointment at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC.