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Every year millions of Americans experiencing problems with tooth sensitivity. In many of these instances the individual will attempt to manage the discomfort by brushing their teeth with a special toothpaste formulated with trace amounts of potassium nitrate. While these measures may provide temporary relief, it could also be masking a more serious dental health problem.

If you have been struggling with chronic or gradually worsening tooth sensitivity, you need to have the problem examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Lance Schamberger, Dr. Mark Gregston or Dr. Marc Thomas. After a thorough examination we will explain your treatment options.

Many cases of tooth sensitivity stem from problems associated with tooth enamel erosion related to poor oral hygiene habits or the frequent enjoyment of acidic beverages. If this is a contributing factor our dentist can administer a simple fluoride treatment.

If needed, he might also include prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your tooth enamel between your regularly schedule dental checkups. Our dentist might also provide you with simple tips to help improve your oral hygiene routine. Making sure to brush twice a day and floss once each evening can help reduce the presence of oral plaque acids and help you maintain strong tooth enamel.

If you live in the Leadville, Colorado, are and you have been struggling with worsening tooth sensitivity symptoms, you should call 719-486-2060 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Leadville Dental Center.