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If you experience discomfort or pain when consuming hot, cold, acidic, or overly sweet things, you should not dismiss the experience as general tooth sensitivity. In many cases, this is a sign of a more serious dental problem or oral condition that could worsen with time. Identifying the underlying cause will go a long way toward determining the most effective treatment option at Smile Image Dentists.

Tooth decay on multiple teeth is also a common cause of sensitivity. If you don’t have Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen treat these teeth, it could even lead to serious complications later down the road.

Basic enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene habits or the propensity for consuming acidic foods and beverages could significantly demineralize the tooth enamel. This could cause microscopic pores that expose the sensitive dentin layer within the tooth. Fortunately, the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel can be restored by having Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen administer a simple fluoride treatment. This might also be followed up by using prescription daily use fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity discomfort, you should call 281-759-1277 to seek professional diagnosis at Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen’s dental office.