Tooth sensitivity can sometimes be linked to an acidic environment developing in your mouth. It can arise from poor oral hygiene practices that allow plaque acids to build up in your mouth. This can be escalated if you frequently consume acidic beverages.
The acidic presence in your mouth can cause the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to expand and deepen. As this starts to happen it can increasingly expose the sensitive dentin layer within the tooth.
If Dr. Chad S. Burt suspects your sensitivity problems can be attributed to compromised tooth enamel they might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This will bolster the mineral density of your teeth to help reduce sensation in your teeth.
If they feels it’s warranted they might also provide you with a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth wash. You should apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking for at least half an hour.
If you live in the Midvale, Utah, area, and you have tooth sensitivity issues, you should call 801-255-3578 to explore your treatment options at K B Dentistry.