Strong tooth enamel is essential for healthy teeth. Poor oral hygiene habits and consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis can gradually erode the microscopic density of your tooth enamel. When this happens, the bacteria living in your mouth can gradually start to exploit your teeth, causing tooth decay to form.
Here at Distinctive Dental Services, your dentist, Dr. Scott Elrod, can administer a fluoride treatment that introduces a potent amount of fluoride directly to your teeth. This will work to quickly bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
In many cases of enamel erosion, it often takes added daily measures to mitigate, reverse or prevent long-term symptoms or tooth sensitivity. At the same time, the strengthened tooth enamel will deny bacteria the access to pores and textures where tooth decay can start to form. It’s important to note that fluoride cannot effectively treat existing cavities.
Cutting back on acidic foods and beverages, including soft drinks, will go a long way toward preventing additional enamel erosion. You should also brush your teeth with a brand of toothpaste that includes added fluoride and has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Your dentist might also prescribe fluoride supplements, concentrated fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinse to further bolster your fluoride exposure.
If you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 979-297-0337 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment in Lake Jackson, Texas.