Your tooth enamel has a plethora of microscopic pores and textures on the surface. Consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis and inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can gradually weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel. In time, this could cause the pores to expand and deepen. This promotes the formation of tooth decay and it can also increase tooth sensitivity problems.
If it’s not remediated in some way, microscopic channels can develop deep enough to expose the sensitive dentin layer inside the tooth. This can cause tooth sensitivity discomfort when you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages.
In a situation like this, Dr. John Freemon might recommend having a fluoride treatment administered at his Woodstock, Georgia, clinic. This could then be followed up by using daily use prescription fluoride toothpaste.
If at all possible, you should try to use the toothpaste at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for at least a half an hour. One of the most convenient ways to do this is by brushing your teeth with the fluoride toothpaste right before you go to bed at night. This will give the fluoride time to fully saturate your teeth.
In the future, you might want to reconsider your choices of acidic foods and beverages. This can help prevent demineralization issues before they have a chance to weaken the tooth enamel.
If you live in the Woodstock, Georgia, area and you are concerned that your tooth sensitivity issues are linked to weakened tooth enamel, you should call 770-928-0871 to schedule an appointment at our dentist’s office.