Throughout the course of an average day, the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can erode the mineral crystals in your tooth enamel. If it is not counteracted in some way, it will leave your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the microscopic minerals in a process is known as remineralization. This effectively prevents tooth decay and sensitivity.
If you’ve had issues with sensitivity and tooth decay as a result of insufficient fluoride exposure, your dentist, Dr. Donald Bohne, might recommend administering a standard fluoride treatment. This can conveniently be administered following your regular dental checkup.
This involves Dr. Donald Bohne pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are inserted in your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
You might want to also consider cutting back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but you might want to try rinsing your mouth afterward. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also be very helpful.
If you’re concerned that the strength of your tooth enamel has been compromised, you should call Donald H Bohne DDS PA at 770-939-6600 to ask about a fluoride treatment in Tucker, Georgia.