Enamel Erosion Can Often Be Countered by Increased Exposure to Fluoride

Your tooth enamel is actually a biologically formed mineral structure that, when healthy, is harder than your strongest bones. Unfortunately, the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and drinks you consume can erode the microscopic density of tooth enamel minerals, promoting the formation of tooth decay.

Prolonged enamel erosion can create microscopic channels through the enamel, exposing the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth. When this happens, you might experience symptoms such as a sharp or stinging pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Over time, unchecked enamel erosion also promotes tooth decay.

Increased exposure to fluoride restores the mineral content of your tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization and it strengthens tooth enamel and effectively reduces the effects of enamel erosion.

If your [practice_name] dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], notices signs of enamel erosion, [heshe] might recommend a series of different treatment options to increase your fluoride exposure. This often includes receiving a basic fluoride treatment, taking fluoride supplements and using fluoride toothpaste.

If you are concerned that you might have issues with enamel erosion, you should call [practice_name] at [phone] to know more about fluoride in [city], [state].

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