In many ways, the health and strength of your teeth are directly related to the integrity of your tooth enamel. As you go about your average day, the natural bacteria living in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can actively deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel. When this happens, microscopic pores can form, harboring bacterial tooth decay or causing heightened sensitivity.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps refortify these microscopic minerals in a process is known as remineralization. This can be a very effective preventative measure against future complications.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of demineralization, your dentist, Dr. Pantea Nooraee, might recommend having a routine fluoride treatment performed. The treatment is quick and can often be performed at the end of your dental checkup.
Dr. Pantea Nooraee will administer the fluoride treatment by pouring a concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
In the future, you might want to limit some of your acidic food and beverage choices. Making sure to brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste will also help maintain your healthy tooth enamel.
If you are concerned about the strength and health of your tooth enamel and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Frisco, Texas, you should call (972) 335-3000 to schedule an appointment at Twins Family Dentistry.