Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense, structure of microscopic mineral crystals. The overall density of these structures gives your teeth the strength to bite, chew and grind the foods you eat. It also helps to prevent to prevent the bacterial presence of tooth decay. If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene regimen, or you frequently consume acidic beverages, it can demineralize your tooth enamel.
If it’s not countered in some way, this could cause microscopic pores to develop deep in the tooth enamel layer, exposing the sensitive dentin layer beneath. In a situation like this, the demineralized tooth enamel could become so severe that you experience significant tooth sensitivity problems.
For teeth in this condition, the dentists at Olympia Dental Group‘s Lacey Washington clinic might recommend a treatment plan that increases the fluoride exposure of your teeth.
Fluoride has the unique ability to fortify the mineral density of weakened tooth enamel. This can effectively reduce the size of the pores in your tooth enamel, this reducing you tooth sensitivity symptoms and chances of suffering tooth decay.
This starts with a fluoride treatment administered at our clinic. This can make a significant improvement to the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time.
If they feel it’s warranted, your dentist might also prescribe daily use fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially formulated extra-strength fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
If you live in the Lacey, Washington area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 360-943-4777 to explore your fluoride options at Olympia Dental Group’s clinic.