Tooth Sensitivity Can Often Be Linked to Enamel Erosion

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Your tooth enamel is a dense mineral structure that gives your teeth the ability to chew food and prevent bacteria and tooth decay from afflicting the living elements of the tooth. As you go about your average day, the bacteria living in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can start to erode the mineral density of your teeth.

If it’s not counteracted in some way, this process known as demineralization can weaken your tooth enamel. This could lead to increased problems with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.

While many people struggling with tooth sensitivity issues will turn to using specially formulated toothpastes designed to mitigate the sensitivity response, it might not be the best long-term solution.

If your tooth sensitivity issues are linked to enamel erosion, Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II might recommend a treatment strategy that calls for increasing fluoride exposure. This often comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride treatment followed by taking daily prescription fluoride supplements and using a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride when brushing your teeth.

Bolstering the integrity of your tooth enamel with fluoride can be an effective method for reversing the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity rather than simply masking the symptoms.

If you’re struggling with tooth sensitivity in Greeley, Colorado, you should call 970-506-1122 to schedule an appointment at Nicholas A. Jamison II DDS.