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Sensitivity in your teeth can be more than just annoying; it could be a symptom of a significant problem in your smile, and a special desensitizing toothpaste may only be masking the issue instead of treating it. If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, notify our dentist so that we can identify the cause and develop an effective treatment plan.

Tooth sensitivity is a common symptom of enamel erosion, which is caused by the bacteria in your mouth mingling with acidic foods and drinks and affecting the enamel minerals. Over time, this can lead to weak spots in the enamel that create channels to the sensitive insides of the tooth.

To treat enamel erosion, Dr. Nicastro and Dr. Felpo can provide fluoride treatment and prescription fluoride supplements. In addition to these, you should brush your teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.

The root of your sensitivity could also be the presence of tooth decay. If cavities aren’t treated when they are small, they will continue to get bigger and infiltrate the vulnerable tissues inside the tooth.

If you seem to always struggle with tooth sensitivity, call 631-928-2020 to reach our team at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC and schedule an appointment to receive a professional diagnosis from our dentist.