Tooth sensitivity symptoms can cause discomfort when consuming certain foods and beverages. It can be caused by several different things. However, it is commonly caused or heightened by compromised tooth enamel.
If you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene regimen or you frequently consume acidic beverages throughout your day, it can affect the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this happens, the microscopic pores on the surface of your tooth enamel can start to expand and deepen. In time, it can expose the sensitive dentin layer inside each tooth.
This is even more likely to occur if you don’t have daily access to municipal water, or your regular brand of toothpaste doesn’t include added fluoride.
To help reduce tooth sensitivity caused by demineralized tooth enamel, Dr. Ambreen Lakhani might recommend having a fluoride treatment administered at her Duluth, Georgia clinic. This will bolster the mineral density of your teeth in the short-term.
Then she might also prescribe daily use fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse that you apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night.
If you have well water or our teeth show signs of significant enamel erosion, Dr. Ambreen Lakhani might also prescribe concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
If you live in the Duluth, Georgia area, and you have tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 770-622-5909 to explore your treatment options with Dr. Ambreen Lakhani.