Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene, frequently drink acidic beverages, or have had an eating disorder in the past, it can deplete the mineral strength of your teeth. Significant enamel erosion can cause heightened tooth sensitivity and can also make your teeth more prone to cavities.
One of the ways to counteract enamel erosion and reduce symptoms of tooth sensitivity is to increase the fluoride exposure to your teeth.
Here at Chelsea Family Dentistry, your dentists, Drs. Napieralski, Wisniewski, and Shayota, can help you in a myriad of ways. This often includes a basic fluoride treatment, which can be followed up by taking daily prescription fluoride supplements and making general improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine. You might want to also try brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste. These measures can help bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
It would also be wise to consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages in the future. This sound preventative measure can help maximize fluoride’s benefits.
If you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity or other enamel erosion complications and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Chelsea, Michigan, you should call 734-475-8500 to develop a treatment strategy.