The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. This gives them a slightly porous nature. Poor oral hygiene habits and frequent consumption of acidic beverages can weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel causing the pores in your tooth enamel to grow wider and deeper.
If this is allowed to continue unchecked the weakened tooth enamel can start to expose the sensitive dentin layer within a tooth. This can lead to increased tooth sensitivity problems and teeth that are also at risk of suffering cavities.
One way to bolster the strength of your teeth is to have Dr. Dennis Burrell administer a standard fluoride treatment. This involves him pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that conform to the general shape of your teeth. You will need to hold them in your mouth for few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate your teeth.
Afterward, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to half an hour This will allow the fluoride to deeply permeate into the microscopic minerals in your tooth enamel.
Dr. Dennis Burrell might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements to help improve and maintain your tooth enamel each day. You might also try limiting your consumption of acidic beverages and pay extra focus to improve your daily oral hygiene routine.
If you live in the University Place, Washington, area and you’ve been suffering from tooth sensitivity symptoms you should call 253-341-4817 to explore your treatment options at Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC.