If you struggle to remember to brush your teeth twice each day, or you sometimes forget to floss at least once each day, plaque and tartar in your mouth could lead to a chronic buildup of plaque acids. As time goes on the persistent oral acidity could cause the microscopic pores on your tooth enamel to expand.
As it continues to develop the tooth enamel erosion could expose the sensitive dentin layer within multiple teeth. This could lead to gradually worsening problems with tooth sensitivity.
Rather than simply experimenting with tooth sensitivity toothpaste, you should first have a dentist examine your teeth. In many cases of tooth sensitivity related to enamel erosion Dr. Claude N. Tamura will often recommend a treatment plan that includes a fluoride treatment. In just a few minutes it can quickly restore some of your tooth enamel’s mineral density.
The simple fluoride treatment calls for him to pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that match the curvature of your bite pattern. You will need to hold them in your mouth for a few minutes.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of significant demineralization our dentist might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Aiea, Hawaii, area and you frequently struggle with sensitivity symptoms you should call (808) 484-4470 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Island Dental Group.