Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow excess plaque acids to develop in your mouth. If you also consume acidic beverages on a regular basis it could also reduce 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. This can gradually expose the sensitive dentin layer within your teeth, causing tooth sensitivity discomfort.
If Dr. Jee Lee notices a problem like this, our team might recommend having a fluoride treatment administered after your routine dental exam. This will bolster the mineral density of your teeth in the short term.
Afterward, Dr. Jee Lee 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. You might want to also increase your focus on your daily oral hygiene routine and consider cutting back on the acidic foods and beverages you consume. This can help prevent future demineralization of your tooth enamel to help reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms.
If you live in the Anaheim, California, area, and you have tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 714-635-5500 to explore your treatment options available at Dental Group of Anaheim.