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The outer layer on each of your teeth is covered with a modest layer of tooth enamel. This special mineral material provides your teeth with the necessary strength to break down the foods you eat before swallowing.

If you frequently consume acidic beverages or you struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene practices an acidic environment can develop in your mouth. As it continues to build up the mineral density of your tooth enamel could be weakened.

In time microscopic pores can expand and deepen in the enamel layer of multiple teeth. This could increase the exposure of the dentin layer beneath, causing tooth sensitivity discomfort when you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things.

In a case like this Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman can administer a standard fluoride treatment to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This involves her 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 few minutes to allow the fluoride to permeate your tooth enamel.

Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements to help maintain your tooth enamel between dental checkups. You might also make an effort to limit your consumption of acidic beverages.

If you live in the Minden, Nevada, area and you have been suffering from tooth sensitivity symptoms you should call 775-782-2799 to schedule a dental checkup at Celeste M. Eckerman DDS LLC’s dental offices.