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Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is a common dental issue that causes extreme pain and discomfort, especially when consuming foods and drinks that are hot, cold, sweet, and acidic. Fortunately, Dr. Param Gill can help you determine the underlying cause of your sensitivity and can provide or recommend the best treatment that can help you. The most common treatments include:

Taking advantage of a professional fluoride treatment: Fluoride is your key to fighting tooth sensitivity. Usually, sensitivity results from acid breaking down your tooth enamel, exposing the sensitive layers within the tooth. Fluoride can build your enamel back up and block access to the internal structures that cause sensitivity.

Using desensitizing and fluoride toothpaste: Fortunately, desensitizing and fluoride toothpaste can help you with your sensitivity. If you use them when you brush, the substances in the past will strengthen your enamel and prevent acid and other chemicals from having access to your tooth’s sensitive underlying layers.

Cutting out acidic foods and beverages: Usually, acidic foods and beverages tend to cause tooth sensitivity. This is because of acid attacking and wearing down the enamel, gaining access to the sensitive layers within. So, it’s best to cut these products out of your diet as much as possible.

If you have any questions about tooth sensitivity in Modesto, California, please don’t be afraid to call Pelandale Dental Care at 209.622.1444. Our dental team is here to help you and to give you the answers you’re looking for so you can have the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve. We look forward to hearing from you!