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Our dentist, Dr. Michael G. Winkelman, is happy to help with many dental issues. You deserve a strong, healthy and comfortable smile! One of those dental issues is tooth sensitivity. This problem is common for many, and it can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. Our dentist would like to start helping you treat your sensitivity by teaching you all about it. The more you know, the better chance you have of preventing and treating it properly. To teach you, he is happy to share the following tooth sensitivity facts:

-There are many things that could be causing the tooth sensitivity. Some of those causes could be worn-down tooth enamel, enamel erosion (which is caused by acid wearing away the tooth enamel), tooth decay, receding gums and teeth grinding habits.

-When you have sensitive teeth, the best thing you can do is talk to your dentist. Your dentist will examine your smile, consider the situation and determine the underlying cause. Then, he will give you the tips and treatment you need to find the comfort you deserve.

-Some ways to treat minor causes of tooth sensitivity include exposing your teeth to fluoride more regularly, taking better care of your gums, switching the type of toothbrush and toothpaste you use, protecting your teeth with a mouthguard and using desensitizing oral hygiene tools. Some ways to treat more serious causes of the sensitivity include dental fillings, dental crowns, gum grafts and more.

Do you have any questions about tooth sensitivity in Apache Junction, Arizona? If so, please contact Meridian Dental Care when you get the chance. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you would like professional treatment. All you need to do is dial 480-671-1111 now!