The enamel layer on your teeth have microscopic textures. If you have oral hygiene issues or if you consume a lot of acidic foods and beverages throughout the course of a day, it can gradually deplete some of the mineral density of your teeth. This can cause the textures to expand.
If it’s not counteracted in some way, this could cause microscopic pores to develop deep enough to expose the sensitive dentin layer beneath your tooth enamel. In a situation like this, the enamel erosion could become so severe that you experience significant tooth sensitivity.
For teeth in this condition, Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian might recommend a treatment plan that increases the fluoride exposure of your teeth.
Fluoride has the special ability to fortify the mineral density of weakened tooth enamel. This can effectively reduce the size of the pores in your tooth enamel, thus reducing your tooth sensitivity symptoms and chances of suffering tooth decay.
This starts with a fluoride treatment. This can make a significant improvement to the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time.
If they feels it’s warranted, Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian might also prescribe daily use fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially formulated, extra-strength fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse.
If you live in the San Antonio, Texas, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 210-680-1550 to schedule a checkup and fluoride treatment at Culebra North Dental Care.