Before Reaching for Desensitizing Toothpaste, See a Dental Professional for a Diagnosis

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Sensitivity in your teeth is not just an annoying part of life; it could mean there is a significant problem in one or more teeth. If you are using a special desensitizing toothpaste, this can reduce sensitivity, but it will only mask the issue instead of providing treatment. Notify our dentist today if you have unexplained tooth sensitivity so that we can provide treatment beyond a mere toothpaste.

Erosion of the tooth enamel is one of the common causes of tooth sensitivity. If bacteria in your mouth is allowed to mingle with acids in foods and drinks, it can create microscopic channels in the enamel minerals that provide bacteria access to the inner tooth. Fortunately, our dentists can treat enamel erosion with a professional fluoride treatment and prescription fluoride supplements to take every day. You should also be brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice every day.

Another common cause of tooth sensitivity is tooth decay as a result of a large cavity. When a small cavity goes untreated, it will spread and compromise the tooth, attacking the vulnerable tissues that exist inside the tooth.

If you suffer from chronic tooth sensitivity and have not seen a dentist for a diagnosis, call 949-551-8877 to schedule a time to see one of our skilled dentists at Irvine Dental Group soon. Drs. Don Niu, Alexander Yuen, Jason Wong, and Calvin Dang want to help you protect your smile before it’s too late.