The overall health of your teeth is linked to the general strength of your tooth enamel. When plaque acids build up in your mouth, or your drink an excessive amount of acidic beverages, you can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
In time this enamel erosion can leave your teeth at increased risk for cavities, dental fractures, and tooth sensitivity. Some people suffering from severe enamel erosion might also have issues with one or more of their existing dental fillings.
Fortunately, fluoride treatments can help restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This process can give you stronger teeth that are better able to resist the substances that cause tooth decay.
If your routine dental checkup with our dentist, Dr. Sharel Sly reveals signs of enamel erosion, she may recommend a fluoride treatment. This can be done at the end of the appointment and will add strength to your tooth enamel. If she feels it’s warranted she might also include a prescription for additional fluoride supplements.
Along with prescription fluoride supplements, using a fluoride mouthwash or brushing your teeth with a concentrated fluoridated toothpaste can help maintain strong tooth enamel. You may also want to cut back on acidic foods and beverages.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are concerned about your tooth enamel, you should call (713) 522-1717 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Hermann Park Smiles.