Your tooth enamel is created from a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. Sometimes acidic beverages and poor oral hygiene habits can start to affect your tooth enamel. This can gradually cause the microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth to deepen and expand.
As it progresses this demineralization effect could gradually expose the sensitive dentin layer inside your teeth. This can lead to increasing problems with tooth sensitivity. In time it could also increase your chances of suffering from dental fractures and tooth decay.
If your routine dental checkup at Platinum Dental Group reveals a problem like this, our dentist might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This will serve to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
This treatment strategy might also include providing you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Many patients prefer a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
You should also keep in mind that the quality of your daily oral hygiene products could also be a factor in the strength of your tooth enamel. Make sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a new oral care product.
If you live in the Somerset, New Jersey, region and you have been struggling with chronic tooth sensitivity or other dental health issues, you should call 732-828-0606 to schedule a dental checkup at Platinum Dental Group. Dr. Sapan Parikh, Dr. Rishi Nijhawan, and Dr. Eugenie Lee are here to help you with your oral care!