The tooth enamel layer on your teeth is composed of a matrix of mineral crystals. The density of these minerals gives your teeth the hardness to bite into tough foods and the integrity to resist tooth decay and enamel erosion. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, or if you consume acidic foods and drinks on a regular basis, it could gradually start to erode the mineral strength of your teeth.
Chronic enamel erosion can eventually create microscopic channels through the enamel layer. This could expose the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth. Common symptoms include a sharp or stinging pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.
Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If your daily efforts to increase your fluoride exposure prove to be inadequate, Dr. Amir Nikraz can help in several different ways.
The first step often includes receiving a basic fluoride treatment, taking fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with toothpaste that includes fluoride. With a diligent approach to the treatment strategy, many of the complications of enamel erosion can be reduced or outright prevented.
If you are concerned about the strength your teeth and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in San Clemente, California, you should call 949-366-1177 to schedule an appointment at Artistic Dentistry.