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Enamel erosion is a term used to describe the demineralization of tooth enamel. This often occurs when poor oral hygiene or the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages depletes the mineral density of your teeth. This can cause deep microscopic pores through the tooth enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin layer within. Many people with tooth sensitivity from enamel erosion complain of a sharp pain when they eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.

Fortunately, increased exposure to fluoride helps restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This process, which is known as remineralization, can help restore the mineral density that was lost to enamel erosion.

Should your dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham, notice signs of enamel erosion during your dental checkup, he might recommend a basic fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements. This is even more likely if you don’t drink fluoridated water regularly or if your teeth show signs of tooth decay.

Brushing your teeth with a brand of fluoride toothpaste is also an easy way to increase fluoride exposure. It might also be a good idea to try making alternative choices in the foods and beverages you enjoy.

If you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Nampa, Idaho, you should call 208-466-6161 to explore your treatment options at Premier Dental Care.