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Pain or a stinging sensation when you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things can be more than a mere inconvenience. Tooth sensitivity problems can significantly alter your food and beverage choices and potentially signify future problems.

In many cases, tooth sensitivity problems are related to some degree of demineralization of tooth enamel. This is usually the result of excessively consuming acidic foods and beverages or having inconsistent oral hygiene habits. This can cause an erosion in the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

Increased exposure to fluoride helps restore a microscopic degree of minerals to your tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization and it strengthens tooth enamel and reduces your chances of developing tooth decay and sensitivity.

If Dr. H. Michael Long notices signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, he might recommend a series of different treatment options to increase your fluoride exposure and fortify your tooth enamel. This often includes receiving a basic fluoride treatment, taking fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with toothpaste that includes added fluoride.

If you are suffering with symptoms of enamel erosion and you’re interested in fluoride in Tullahoma, Tennessee, you should call 931-455-2595 to schedule an appointment at H. Michael Long, DDS.