Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores all along the surface. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you frequently consume acidic beverages the environment in your mouth could cause these tiny textured areas to expand. As this happens it could leave the sensitive inner dentin layer exposed to hot, cold, sweet, and bitter things.
To help reduce sensitivity discomfort Dr. Aria Irvani can administer a simple fluoride treatment. This is done by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that conform to the general shape of your teeth. You will need to hold them in your mouth for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate your teeth.
Afterward, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to deeply permeate into the microscopic minerals in your tooth enamel.
Dr. Aria Irvani might also prescribe fluoride supplements to help improve and maintain your tooth enamel each day. You might also try limiting your consumption of acidic beverages and pay extra focus to improve your daily oral hygiene routine.
If you live in the Foothill Ranch, California, area and you’ve been suffering from tooth sensitivity symptoms you should call 949-458-5858 to explore your treatment options at Aria Irvani DDS.