Tooth sensitivity and tooth decay are often related in some way to the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel. If a persistent acidic environment has developed in your mouth as a result of poor oral hygiene or a propensity for consuming acidic products, it can cause significant enamel erosion.
Without timely treatment and remediation, this can lead to more and more serious oral health complications.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the microscopic minerals in a process is known as remineralization. This helps reduce the effects of enamel erosion on your teeth.
If you’ve had issues with sensitivity and cavities from insufficient fluoride exposure, Dr. Joseph Younger might recommend a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements. The fluoride treatment is quick and oftentimes can be performed at the end of your dental checkup. Taking fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen your tooth enamel. You might want to also consider making changes to your diet to reduce or cut out acidic foods and beverages.
If you live in the Arden, North Carolina, area and you have enamel erosion concerns, you should call 828-684-9260 to schedule a checkup at Arden Dental Group.