Healthy tooth enamel is essential for the prevention of tooth decay and other oral health complications. Unfortunately, the natural bacteria living in your mouth and the acidic beverages you consume can demineralize the microscopic mineral density of your teeth. This creates pores in the tooth enamel that can potentially harbor tooth decay.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the mineral density of tooth enamel. If you’ve had issues with sensitivity and tooth decay, it might be a sign of insufficient fluoride exposure. To treat a problem like this, Drs. Dickey and Conley might recommend administering a standard fluoride treatment. This can conveniently be performed following your regular dental checkup.
A concentrated fluoride gel will be poured into a tray that will be inserted in your mouth along with a small suction tube. They will be held there for a few minutes. Ideally, you want to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour after the treatment.
Afterward, your dentists might also advise cutting back on acidic foods and beverages or making improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also help maintain strong teeth.
If you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in New Castle, Indiana, you should call 765-529-4300 to schedule a checkup at Family Dental Care of New Castle.