Can You Reverse Tooth Sensitivity?
Teeth sensitivity occurs when the tooth enamel is worn away, exposing the softer dentin beneath. Treatment from a dentist can improve tooth sensitivity, even if it cannot be fully reversed.
– Tooth sensitivity caused by cavities or gum disease can be improved after treating the underlying cause.
– Sensitivity due to enamel worn away through long-term use of acidic foods and drinks may only be improved to some degree.
– Your dentist may recommend a desensitizing toothpaste or a fluoride treatment to ease your sensitivity.
“You can prevent sensitive teeth by protecting your tooth enamel. You can do this by brushing your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoiding dry mouth, always drinking water with acidic foods and drinks, and avoiding tobacco.”
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