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Tooth sensitivity when consuming certain foods and beverages can limit your dietary choices and impact your overall quality of life. While you might find some relief from symptoms by brushing your teeth with a specially formulated toothpaste, the underlying cause will persist.

One of the most common causes of tooth sensitivity is enamel erosion. Regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages and struggling to maintain good oral hygiene habits can erode the tooth enamel on a microscopic level. In time, this can form microscopic channels through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.

Fortunately, the strength of your tooth enamel can be restored by having a simple fluoride treatment administered at Smiles Unlimited. Dr. Rakhi Jani might also advocate the use of prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your teeth between dental cleanings.

At the same time, tooth decay on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity. Without timely treatment by your dentist, it could lead to serious complications. As time goes by, the tooth decay could penetrate deep into the gums, causing a dangerous infection or abscess to form.

If you live in the Livermore, California, area and you’re dealing with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 925.344.5757 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Smiles Unlimited.