Healthy teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to provide them with the hardness to handle biting and chewing food as well as resisting tooth decay. If you frequently struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine or your frequently enjoy acidic beverages it could gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel.
Over time the chronic acidic environment could increase your chances of suffering from tooth sensitivity, tooth decay and possible dental fractures. Some patients suffering from tooth enamel erosion will experience problems with existing dental fillings.
If our dentist notices signs of tooth enamel erosion during your regularly scheduled dental checkup he might recommend a treatment plan to rejuvenate the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
These treatment plans often start with Dr. Sonney L Chong administering a fluoride treatment followed by a prescription for daily fluoride supplements. Applying concentrated fluoride toothpaste or a specially formulated fluoride mouthwash before you go to bed at night can help you maintain strong tooth enamel between your dental checkups.
Going forward, you might want to limit your consumption of acidic beverages while making conscious improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine.
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 916-421-3057 to set up a dental checkup with the oral care specialists at Sonney Chong DMD.