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Tooth sensitivity is a problem for around 20 percent of Americans, and it’s a problem we see daily at Pitner Family Dentistry in Bessemer, Alabama. Here are a few bits of prevention advice and pieces of data on treatment options.

Both periodontal disease and sensitivity can be prevented if you follow healthy oral hygiene suggestions. Use non-abrasive toothpaste and brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes per session and floss once per day. Limit your intake of sugary or acidic foods and drinks, and consult our team before using teeth whitening products, which can cause tooth sensitivity. Following this advice will keep the enamel of your pearly whites strong and your dentin layer less sensitive.

If your case of tooth sensitivity is too grave to be treated with simple desensitizers, Dr. Rebecca Pitner may suggest surgical restorative dental practices to assist you. These practices can range from fillings to sealants. Whatever is recommended, you can rest easy understanding that your dentist has suggested the process that will be of most benefit to you in reducing the sore effects of tooth sensitivity.

Call 205-426-2644 now to set up your next checkup with Dr. Rebecca Pitner at the Bessemer, Alabama, practice of Pitner Family Dentistry.