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Reduce Enamel Erosion With Fluoride

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Tooth sensitivity can cause frequent discomfort that greatly affects your quality of life. While a number of different issues can lead to it, the main cause of tooth sensitivity, as well as a factor that worsens it, is tooth enamel erosion. The loss of tooth enamel typically occurs when the natural bacteria in your mouth mingles with acidic foods and beverages to weaken the mineral density in the enamel, forming microscopic channels form that lead into the sensitive inner dentin of the teeth. To fortify your teeth against factors that cause enamel erosion, we can recommend a fluoride treatment.

Teeth that experience enamel erosion have a higher risk of tooth decay. If your smile is showing signs of enamel erosion, Dr. Vera Matshkalyan can provide a fluoride treatment at the end of your next dental checkup. Our team will apply fluoride to your smile in the form of a varnish, gel, or foam. Afterward, you may need to abstain from brushing your teeth for a few hours so that the fluoride can penetrate deep into the tooth enamel.

Our dentist can also provide fluoride supplements to improve the quality of your tooth enamel regularly with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse. When applied to your teeth on a nightly basis, the fluoride can deeply saturate the tooth enamel and help it block acids and bacteria.

If you have been struggling with tooth sensitivity in Kingston, New Hampshire, we encourage you to call Kingston Family Dental at 603-347-1327 to speak with our dentist.