Tooth enamel gets its integrity from a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. While this gives your teeth the strength to bite and chew most foods, there are still things that can affect it. Inconsistent oral hygiene practices or a propensity for drinking acidic beverages can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This can cause microscopic channels, exposing the sensitive dentin layer within your teeth.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride can restore your tooth enamel. One potent method for accomplishing this is to have your dentist, Dr. Robert A. Bell, administer a fluoride treatment in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
Our team administers the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth 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.
If you don’t drink fluoridated water or if you have been struggling with significant tooth sensitivity problems, your dentist might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. You might also try limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Brushing your teeth with a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride can also help maintain the strength of your teeth.
If you’ve been suffering with tooth sensitivity, you might want to call 502-955-6516 to explore your treatment options at Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C..