Discomfort from tooth sensitivity can limit your food and beverage choices, which can impact your overall quality of life. While it can have several different causes, tooth sensitivity is often related in some part to compromised tooth enamel.
If you have a penchant for consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis or if you have inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine, it could deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As time goes on, this can allow microscopic channels to form through the tooth enamel. When this occurs, it can expose the sensitive dentin within.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride can be beneficial for restoring the mineral density of your tooth enamel. One easy way to start rebuilding your tooth enamel’s strength is to have a fluoride treatment administered at Mountain Peak Dental.
This is administered by pouring 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 penetrate the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel.
Your dentists might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. You might also want to try limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste can help maintain the strength of your teeth.
If you live in the Hamilton, Montana, area and you’ve been suffering from tooth sensitivity, you should call 406-363-4010 to explore your treatment options offered by Dr. Davidson and Dr. Seamons.