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Tooth sensitivity symptoms often include experiencing pain or discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things. This can drive many people to forgo the foods and beverages they enjoy. Many people in a situation like this will turn to brushing their teeth with a brand of toothpaste formulated with potassium nitrate.

While this may reduce tooth sensitivity sensations it will likely fail to address the underlying cause of the problem. Without effective professional treatment at Dr. Scott Healey’s dental office, the source of the discomfort could lead to more significant complications.

In many cases, tooth sensitivity is linked to tooth enamel erosion. The pervasive nature of the bacteria in your mouth and the effects of acidic food and drinks you consume can gradually deplete the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel. In time this can cause microscopic channels to form through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.

To improve a situation like this, Dr. Scott Healey may administer a fluoride treatment at his Lindon, Utah practice. This may also be followed up with a prescription fluoride supplement and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

Untreated cavities on multiple teeth can add to tooth sensitivity symptoms. Having Dr. Scott Healey treat and repair the teeth will reduce the symptoms and prevent more serious dental complications from occurring.

If you live in the Lindon, Utah, area and are struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, please call 801.653.0099 to have it professionally diagnosed and treated at Scott M. Healey Dentistry. We are here for your smile!