Strong tooth enamel is the key to healthy teeth and avoiding problems with tooth decay and sensitivity. This is thanks to the dense mineral matrix that transforms your tooth enamel into a strong, protective shield. However, problems with your daily oral hygiene routine, failure to attend your regular dental checkup or a propensity for consuming acidic foods and beverages can weaken the mineral strength of your teeth.
This leaves your teeth increasingly vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
One easy method to bolster the strength of your tooth enamel is to have Dr. Sean and Dr. Sepi administer a fluoride treatment at Plaza Dental Care. This introduces a potent amount of fluoride directly to your tooth enamel, bolstering the mineral density.
It can also help reduce the microscopic pores in your teeth that cause tooth sensitivity. It’s also important to note that while the fluoride treatment cannot reverse existing cavities, it can significantly reduce your chances of suffering a new cavity.
Reducing your consumption of acidic foods and beverages will go a long way toward preventing future demineralization effects. You should also brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Our dentists might also prescribe fluoride supplements to help you maintain healthy teeth on a daily basis. This often comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouthrinse.
If you live in the Vallejo, California, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 707-642-1360 to explore your fluoride options at our office.