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Tooth sensitivity can sometimes be a significant annoyance that has a gradual negative effect on your basic enjoyment of life. Cutting out or cutting back on certain hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things that you once enjoyed can certainly be frustrating.

This prompts some people with tooth sensitivity to experiment with brushing their teeth with a special tooth sensitivity toothpaste. Most common brands include trace amounts of potassium nitrate to help ease minor cases of tooth sensitivity discomfort.

While this might allow you to once again enjoy some of your favorite foods, it could also be masking symptoms of a more serious dental health problem. Without effective professional treatment by a reputable dentist like Dr. Abbas Nejad, the underlying problem could continue to worsen.

Tooth enamel erosion can sometimes be an underlying or contributing cause of tooth sensitivity. It is often the result of chronic plaque acids caused by poor oral hygiene or the frequent consumption of acidic beverages.

If Dr. Abbas Nejad thinks this is a factor, he can administer a fluoride treatment at his dental office. This might also be followed up by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 623-872-8686 to have if professionally diagnosed and treated at Abbas Nejad DDS.