Experiencing discomfort when consuming cold, hot, acidic, or overly sweet products can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. In many cases, tooth sensitivity is linked to the health of your tooth enamel and general oral hygiene practices. If you drink acidic beverages on a regular basis or if you have inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine, it can create an acidic environment in your mouth.
If it’s not counteracted in some way, this could create microscopic channels in your tooth enamel. This exposes the sensitive dentin within your teeth to outside influences, leading to increased sensitivity.
One of the ways to counteract a problem of this magnitude is to increase the fluoride exposure to your teeth.
Dr. Justin Karrel can help you by administering a basic fluoride treatment, which can be followed up by taking daily prescription fluoride supplements and making general improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine. You might want to also try brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste. These measures can help bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
You might want to also consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages in the future. This sound preventative measure can help maximize the benefits of fluoride.
If you live in the Staunton, Virginia, area and you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 540-885-1631 to explore your fluoride options at our dental office.