Tooth enamel is an incredibly hard substance made up of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the durability to chew food. Throughout each day, the bacteria that inhabit your mouth and the reactions from acidic foods and beverages you enjoy can erode these minerals.
If it is not countered, this process, known as demineralization, can compromise your tooth enamel enough to allow tooth decay to set in. Chronic demineralization also leaves your teeth prone to develop tooth sensitivity issues.
Dr. Christopher M. Spelman and Dr. Joseph Orlando can administer a fluoride treatment that introduces fluoride directly to your teeth. This will work to quickly bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
If your teeth are suffering from severe enamel erosion, there are other things you can do on a daily basis to improve the situation.
Cutting back on acidic foods and beverages, including soft drinks, will go a long way towards preventing additional enamel erosion. You should also brush your teeth with a brand of toothpaste that includes added fluoride, and has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Our dentists might also prescribe fluoride supplements, concentrated fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinse to bolster your fluoride exposure further.
If you have questions about how you can deal with enamel erosion problems, you should call Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC in Hopewell, New Jersey at 609-466-1332 to explore your fluoride options.