Each of your teeth is protected by a layer of tooth enamel made from a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. The overall density of these mineral structures is what provides your teeth the strength to bite, chew, and grind the food.
This also helps to prevent the bacterial presence from exploiting your tooth enamel to cause cavities. If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene regimen or you frequently consume acidic beverages, it could gradually start to deplete the mineral density of your teeth.
If it’s not countered in some way this could cause microscopic pores to develop deep in the tooth enamel layer. In time it could expose the sensitive dentin layer causing significant tooth sensitivity problems.
For teeth in this condition, Dr. Nicholas Kondon might recommend a treatment plan that increases the fluoride exposure of your teeth.
Fluoride has the unique ability to fortify the mineral density of weakened tooth enamel. This can effectively reduce the size of the pores in your tooth enamel to decrease tooth sensitivity symptoms and your chances of suffering tooth decay.
This starts with a fluoride treatment administered at Dr. Nicholas Kondon’s clinic. This can make a significant improvement to the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time. If he feels it is warranted, Dr. Nicholas Kondon might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially formulated extra-strength fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
If you live in the Concord, Massachusetts, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 978.369.9090 to explore your fluoride options at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.