Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense mineral matrix. Consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis can deplete a microscopic amount of minerals from your teeth. Over time, enamel erosion can promote tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore some of the mineral density to your tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization and it strengthens tooth enamel and reduces your chances of developing tooth decay and sensitivity.
If your dentist, Dr. Douglas Doran, notices signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, he might recommend a series of different treatment options to increase your fluoride exposure and fortify your tooth enamel.
This often includes a basic fluoride treatment, which can be administered at Rivereast Dental Group. Your dentist might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. These often come in the form of a fluoride concentrated toothpaste or mouth rinse. You can then use these each day in the comfort of your own home.
It might also be a good idea to reevaluate your food and beverage choices. Limiting acid exposure on a daily basis can help maximize the benefits of fluoride and maintain the integrity of your tooth enamel.
If you are concerned that you might have enamel erosion, you should call Rivereast Dental Group at 860.295.9536 to explore your fluoride treatment options in Marlborough, Connecticut.