Discomfort when you consume certain foods and beverages can be concerning. Over time people struggling with tooth sensitivity often start to make alternative food and drink choices, which can impact their overall enjoyment of life.
Determining the cause and severity of your tooth sensitivity will go a long way toward helping our dentist to provide you with an effective treatment plan. If a comprehensive examination and consultation reveal signs of tooth enamel erosion, our dentist in Enid, Oklahoma, Dr. Chris Fagan might recommend a strategy designed to expose your teeth to increased amounts of fluoride.
The process often starts with a simple fluoride treatment. In just a few minutes it can quickly restore a significant amount of your tooth enamel’s mineral density. It calls for him to pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that match the basic curvature of your dentition. You will need to hold them in your mouth for a few minutes while the fluoride saturates the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of significant demineralization our dentist might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Applying them to your teeth at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking for up to half an hour will maximize the fluoride’s ability to strengthen your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Enid, Oklahoma, area and you frequently struggle with sensitivity symptoms you should call 580-233-0043 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Brush Pediatric & Family Dentistry.