It can be difficult to deal with any dental discomfort, but it especially stinks when you have sensitivity every time you try to enjoy your favorite ice-cold beverages. Tooth sensitivity can make any tasty hot coup or refreshing cold drink uncomfortable, causing your teeth to twinge rather than your taste buds jumping for joy.
If you want to relieve tooth sensitivity and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks without worry, this blog post from your dentist in Pensacola is for you! We’re going to talk about how fluoride treatments from your local dentist may be able to help boost the strength of your enamel, protecting your smile.
What is tooth enamel?
Your body made tooth enamel literally the hardest substance of your body. It’s created that way to protect your teeth from outside stimuli, like foods, drinks, and dental bacteria from entering into the smile.
Strong enamel can help you avoid dental pain, damage, and keep your smile for a lifetime. It acts as the shield that protects the sensitive innerworkings of your teeth, like the roots and pulp that reside inside your teeth.
What happens when enamel becomes weak?
As mentioned above, your enamel can wear away in places with abnormal wear and tear or even from tooth decay. This causes that twinging tooth pain from sensitivity. Everything that you put into your mouth—even when you’re mindlessly chewing on ice—it’s taking a toll on your tooth enamel.
Once the enamel layer of your teeth becomes eroded (weak), it allows dental problems to start affecting your teeth, like sensitivity, decay, cavities, and even loss of your teeth!
What can you do to protect your tooth enamel?
The best thing that you can do to avoid enamel erosion is to work with your dentist to receive the appropriate preventive dental care, like fluoride treatments!
In the office, your dentist will be able to provide safe, effective fluoride treatments that will boost your enamels strength. Also, your dentist will recommend using a toothpaste that is infused with fluoride at home. This can help with relieving sensitivity.
To learn more about tooth enamel, its importance and how to best protect it, give us a call and schedule an appointment today.
About Our Office
Here at the dental office of Benjamin J. Hodges, DMD, we know how important it is to regularly care for your teeth—and not just to keep them sparkling white! Daily care and semiannual appointments here at our office can keep your teeth in great condition and your enamel strong for years! After all, we work to help you improve oral health and maintain it for a lifetime. Learn more about how we can help guide you in a direction towards better dental health by contacting us today.