Tooth sensitivity can have several different causes. However, one of the more common culprits is the weakening of the minerals that make up your tooth enamel. This is often the result of oral hygiene inconsistencies and the regular consumption of acidic drinks and foods. As time goes by, this can gradually expand the microscopic pores on the surface of your tooth enamel.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride can help you restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel. A simple place to start is by having a fluoride treatment administered at Borgmeyer Dental.
Your dentist will pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray. You will need to hold it in your mouth with a suction wand for a few minutes. It’s a good idea to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour after the fluoride treatment. This will allow the fluoride to deeply saturate into the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.
Your dentist might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements to improve and maintain your tooth enamel on a daily basis. You might also try limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Brushing your teeth with a brand of fluoride toothpaste can also help you maintain the strength of your teeth.
If you live in the St Louis, Missouri, area and you’ve been suffering with tooth sensitivity, you should call 314-351-6554 to explore your treatment options at Borgmeyer Dental.