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A special tooth sensitivity toothpaste formulated with potassium nitrate can sometimes provide short-term relief of tooth sensitivity. While this might allow you to enjoy some of your favorite foods and beverages, it could be masking the symptoms of a developing dental health problems

If you have been experiencing discomfort in your teeth when you consume certain foods, it’s best to seek professional diagnosis and treatment from a dentist like Dr. Richard J. Gawarzewski. In many of these cases a simple exam can help catch a developing dental health problem before it exacerbates.

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen, such as failing to brush twice each day or forgetting to floss can leave excess bacterial deposits in the mouth. Over time the chronic presence of oral plaque acids can start to demineralize your tooth enamel. As time goes on the acid erosion effect can cause the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to expand, exposing the sensitive dentin layer within.

Teeth in this condition are at increased risk of suffering problems with tooth decay and dental fractures. Some patients will tooth enamel erosion may also notice a problem with an existing dental filling.

If he feels that your tooth sensitivity problem is related to enamel erosion our dentist might recommend administering simple fluoride treatment. Then he might also include a prescription for fluoride supplements.

If you live in the Berlin, New Jersey, area, and you have been struggling with tooth sensitivity discomfort, you should call 856-767-0053 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at the dental practice of Richard J. Gawarzewski DMD, PA.