The mineral density of your tooth enamel serves a dual purpose. Not only does it give your teeth the strength to bite and chew food, it also helps protect the sensitive internal structures of your tooth.
If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits, or you frequently consume acidic foods and beverages you may gradually lose your tooth enamel. As this starts to happen the microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth can expand and deepen. This will expose the sensitive layer of dentin underneath.
Early symptoms of this problem can include the development of dental caries, as well as increased tooth sensitivity.
Fortunately, fluoride can help restore some of your tooth enamel. This can start by having Dr. Narinder Mahal administer a fluoride treatment to quickly remineralize your enamel.
Then he might recommend brushing your teeth with a toothpaste that includes added fluoride. This can be accompanied by simple improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine.
If Dr. Mahal has further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. There are several forms that Dr. Mahal might recommend based on your personal preference.
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 916-421-2200 to explore the fluoride options that are available at Land Park Dental.