Tooth sensitivity can often be attributed to multiple factors. In many of these cases tooth enamel erosion is a contributing or primary factor. It is often linked to inconsistent oral hygiene habits and the frequent consumption of acidic beverages that expand the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to affect the sensitive dentin layer beneath.
Experimenting with special tooth sensitivity toothpastes might provide some short-term relief, yet it might also be masking another developing dental health problem. The wisest course of action is to have your tooth sensitivity professionally diagnosed by a dentist like Dr. Rita D. Wright.
After assessing the overall health of your teeth, and the factors related to your tooth sensitivity she will present you with a treatment strategy. If our doctor finds that tooth enamel erosion is a contributing factor in your tooth sensitivity problem, she will likely include increased fluoride in the treatment plan.
The first step often includes her administering a fluoride treatment to quickly restore some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. In some of these treatment plans our doctor will also provide you with a prescription for daily fluoride supplements.
Concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash are two of the more popular fluoride supplements for adults.
If you live in the Woodbridge, Virginia, area, and you have been struggling with tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 703-878-7883 to explore your treatment options at Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge.