Do you frequently experience discomfort when you consume products that are cold, hot, sweet or acidic? This can have a significant effect on your daily life, especially because tooth sensitivity is the result of health conditions affecting the tooth enamel. The good news is that it can often be improved with general oral hygiene practices and reducing your intake of acidic beverages. Our dentist may recommend that you receive additional fluoride exposure to strengthen your teeth against tooth sensitivity.
If you struggle with an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine, your oral health could be impacted by an acidic environment. If you don’t counteract the acid in your mouth, your tooth enamel could weaken and develop microscopic channels that expose the sensitive dentin in the teeth and cause you to develop tooth sensitivity.
One of the methods to strengthen your teeth against oral acids and resulting dental issues is to increase the amount of fluoride that your teeth are exposed to. Our dentist would be happy to provide a basic fluoride treatment if needed, and may offer prescription fluoride supplements and recommendations to improve your daily oral hygiene routine. For example, brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can be an excellent way to increase the mineral density that makes up your tooth enamel.
To learn more about how you can maximize the benefits of fluoride in Lilburn, Georgia, we invite you to contact Lacour Family Dentistry at 770-921-6606 and schedule a consultation or dental exam with Dr. Kevin Lacour.