The surfaces of your tooth enamel are microscopically porous. If you are suffering from poor oral hygiene or if you consume acidic foods and beverages of a regular basis, the acidic environment in your mouth can cause these pores to expand and deepen. This can expose your sensitive dentin layer, resulting in tooth sensitivity.
Your regular dental checkup at A Plus Smiles is design to allow Dr. Ernesto Prida to examine your teeth and gums. If he notices signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. Exposing your teeth to fluoride will help restore lost mineral structures and counteract future complications.
Dr. Ernesto Prida will pour a little bit of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. It’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour after the treatment. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate deep into your tooth enamel.
If you have severe tooth sensitivity from enamel erosion, Dr. Ernesto Prida might also prescribe some form of daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a special fluoride fortified toothpaste or mouthwash.
If you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Edinburg, Texas, you should call 956-627-3446 to schedule a checkup and fluoride treatment with Dr. Ernesto Prida.