Enamel erosion is often the result of poor oral hygiene habits and a propensity for consuming acidic foods and beverages that weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As time goes by, it can eventually create microscopic channels through the enamel to expose the sensitive dentin layer within your teeth. Common symptoms include a sharp or stinging pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.
Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel to reduce tooth sensitivity discomfort. If your daily efforts of increased fluoride exposure prove inadequate, Dr. James R. Healy can help in a few different ways.
This starts with a basic fluoride treatment followed by taking daily use prescription fluoride supplements, such as a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash. With a diligent approach to the treatment strategy, many of the complications of enamel erosion can be reduced or outright prevented.
As time goes by, this can help refortify the mineral density of your tooth enamel to reverse enamel erosion and help ease tooth sensitivity discomfort.
If you live in the Ogden, Utah, area and you are concerned that enamel erosion is the cause of your tooth sensitivity, you should call 801-394-0808 to explore your treatment options at Healy Dental Care.