Tooth enamel is a complex mineral substance that includes microscopic pores and textures. When you drink acidic beverages or fail to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine the acidic environment in your mouth could gradually start to weaken the mineral density of your teeth.
If persists the demineralization effect could cause the pores in your tooth enamel to expand and expose the sensitive dentin layer inside your teeth. As this happens you might notice increasing problems with tooth sensitivity.
If your routine dental checkup reveals a problem like this, our dentist might recommend a treatment plan that includes increased fluoride exposure. The first step often involves him administering a fluoride treatment to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
Patients who suffer from significant tooth enamel erosion might also need a prescription for fluoride supplements. Many patients prefer a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
Our dentist like also advises you to make minor improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. Making sure that all your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance will also help maximize your daily oral hygiene efforts.
If you live in the Redmond, Oregon, region and you have been struggling with chronic tooth sensitivity or other dental health issues, you should call 541-699-4200 to schedule a dental checkup at Rimrock Dental of Redmond.