A stinging sensation or general discomfort when consuming hot, cold, acidic or sweet things can cause you to change some of your food and beverages choices. Not only can this hamper your quality of life it could also be a sign of a developing dental health problem.
Some people who are frustrated with tooth sensitivity discomfort will experiment with special tooth sensitivity toothpaste. While this might provide some short-term relief, it’s still best to have your tooth sensitivity professionally diagnosed by a dentist like Dr. Leonard Brenner. After assessing the condition and health of your teeth he will present you with a treatment strategy.
Demineralized tooth enamel, which is sometimes referred to as tooth enamel erosion, can contribute to tooth sensitivity problems. In a case such as this Dr. Brenner’s treatment strategy might be designed to increase the fluoride exposure of your teeth.
This often begins with him administering a fluoride treatment to quickly rejuvenate some of the mineral density of your teeth. If he feels it is needed, he might also provide you a prescription for daily fluoride supplements might be included. This could come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
If any active cavities are found on your teeth we will also need to treat the tooth decay to prevent further discomfort and complications.
If you live in the Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, area, and you have tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 718-638-6607 to explore your treatment options at Brenner Dental of Park Slope.