The strength of your tooth enamel is absolutely essential for the health of your teeth. Enamel erosion that is caused by acidic foods and beverages as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth can cause the enamel to erode on a microscopic level. This greatly increases your chances of developing tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
Increasing your fluoride exposure will help you fortify the integrity of these mineral crystals and stave off many of these potential problems. Limiting your intake of acidic foods and beverages, including soft drinks, will go a long way toward preventing microscopic enamel erosion.
Without sufficient fluoride exposure, enamel erosion can create microscopic channels through the enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth. This often produces symptoms like sharp pains when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sweet or acidic.
If your dentist, Dr. Gary Cappelletti, notices signs of enamel erosion, he might recommend having a basic fluoride treatment or using fluoride supplements in Danville, California. Using fluoride toothpaste will also go a long way toward strengthening your tooth enamel and reducing tooth sensitivity.
If you have tooth sensitivity issues that you believe might be linked to enamel erosion, you should call El Cerro Dental at 925-837-8564 to schedule an appointment.