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Feeling a stinging sensation when your child consumes certain foods and beverages can be more than uncomfortable. It could also be a sign that something is affecting the strength of his or her tooth enamel. When this happens, the microscopic pores in his or her tooth enamel can expand. As time goes on, this can create microscopic channels that expose the sensitive dentin layer within each tooth.

Your child might find some temporary relief by brushing teeth with a brand of toothpaste that’s been specifically formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms. Unfortunately, this is not an effective long-term treatment strategy.

Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore the mineral density of your child’s tooth enamel. This process, known as remineralization, can reduce the size of the pores in your teeth to reduce sensitivity discomfort.

One fast and efficient way to restore the strength of your child’s tooth enamel is to have a fluoride treatment administered at Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Afterward, he might also give you a prescription for daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

If you live in the Anaheim Hills, California, area and your child has been struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 714-974-0949 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Randy Cockrell.