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Many people struggle with some degree of tooth sensitivity. Common symptoms include pain or a sharp stinging sensation in your teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and beverages.

You might find temporary relief from a brand of toothpaste specially formulated to mitigate tooth sensitivity. However, it’s still a good idea to identify the underlying cause of the problem, in case it is related to a more serious issue.

Consuming acidic foods and beverages on a frequent basis can cause enamel erosion. This is often one of the more common causes of tooth sensitivity. If this is the case your Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC dentist can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.

Multiple areas of tooth decay can also expose the sensitive dentin layer of the teeth. This is usually associated with a change in texture and increased sensitivity in one or more teeth. You will need to have your dentist repair these cavities before the decay can spread or lead to tooth loss.

A condition as simple as a chronic sinus infection can apply significant pressure to the nerves that relate to your teeth. A key symptom of this would be if the sensitivity is limited to just your upper teeth. To resolve a problem like this, your primary physician can prescribe a strong nasal decongestant medication.

If you would like help identifying and treating the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity issues, you can call Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC’s office in Hempstead, New York at 516-485-1145 to set up an appointment.