You have healthy teeth because of the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This hard, biological substance gives your teeth the durability to chew food while also resisting the influence of bacterial tooth decay. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen or if you enjoy acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis, it could leave you with weakened tooth enamel. This could significantly increases your chances of developing cavities and tooth sensitivity problems.
Here at Sharpe Dental Studio, each dental exam and cleaning includes a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums.
Should Dr. Virginia Sharpe notice signs of weakened tooth enamel during your regular dental checkup, she might recommend a fluoride treatment. Direct exposure to fluoride will help restore lost mineral structures and counteract future complications.
The fluoride treatment can be administered by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate into your tooth enamel.
If your teeth show signs of significantly compromised tooth enamel, your dentist might also prescribe daily use fluoride supplements.
If you live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, area and you’re concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 505-982-4686 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment at Sharpe Dental Studio.