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American Dental Association estimates estimated that around 12% of American adults experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. Common symptoms often include a stinging sensation when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or overly acidic foods and beverages.

Initially you might find some temporary relief by brushing your teeth with a special tooth sensitivity toothpaste. However, this might only be masking symptoms of a developing dental health condition. In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to have your teeth examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Trey Morrow.

If you struggle to consistently brush your teeth each morning and night, or you forget to floss at least once each day, the chronic plaque acids in your mouth could start to affect your tooth enamel. Over time this can gradually erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

This is often a contributing factor in many cases of tooth sensitivity and it can also allow multiple cavities to affect your teeth. If your dental exam reveals a problem like this Dr. Trey Morrow can start to remediate the problem with a simple fluoride treatment. Then he might also include a prescription for fluoride supplements.

It’s also worth noting that tooth decay on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity. In a situation like this it’s best to have the cavities repaired before they worsen into a more significant problem. If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina, area, and you need help treating your tooth sensitivity discomfort, you should call 864-234-7023 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Pelham Oaks Dentistry.