You wouldn’t know it by looking at your tooth, your tooth enamel is microscopically porous. The acid in your mouth produced by certain foods and beverages can increase the size of those openings. Poor oral hygiene can contribute to this condition.

As your tooth enamel becomes demineralized, the dentin layer inside your teeth could become exposed, leading to increased tooth sensitivity. This could also increase your chances of suffering from cavities and dental fractures.

During your routine dental checkup our dentist, Dr. Jared Ayes might recommend a fluoride treatment to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This treatment strategy might also include providing you with a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. Besides professional treatments, some people use a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.

It’s also worth noting that the quality of your daily oral hygiene products could also be a factor in the health of your tooth enamel. You should always check for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a new brand of toothpaste, dental floss, or antiseptic mouthwash.

If you live in the Royersford, Pennsylvania, region and you have been struggling with chronic tooth sensitivity discomfort, you should call 484.369.8625 to schedule a dental checkup at Transcend Dental.