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Tooth sensitivity can do more than put a damper on your enjoyment of life. It could actually be a symptom of a serious problem involving the strength of your tooth enamel.

Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization and it strengthens the tooth enamel and reduces your chances of developing tooth decay and sensitivity.

Here at Tao Sun, DDS, our dental checkups include an examination of your teeth. Should Dr. Tao Sun find signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, he might recommend a series of different treatment options to increase your fluoride exposure and fortify your tooth enamel structure.

This often includes receiving a basic fluoride treatment, taking fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with toothpaste that includes fluoride.

Over the course of time, the increased fluoride exposure to your teeth will improve the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This will help reduce tooth sensitivity and also help prevent the formation of new cavities.

If you live in the Costa Mesa, California, area and you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 949-645-8887 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Tao Sun, DDS.