Drinking acidic beverages on a regular basis, eating acidic foods regularly, and struggling to maintain good oral hygiene can cause an acidic and unhealthy environment in your mouth. This can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel, making you more likely to experience tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
Fortunately, exposing your teeth to fluoride helps refortify these microscopic minerals in a process known as remineralization. This effectively helps prevent sensitivity and tooth decay. Here at North Texas Dental, Dr. Michael Nguyen can help strengthen your tooth enamel and offer treatment options for existing problems.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of demineralization, Dr. Michael Nguyen might recommend having a routine fluoride treatment performed. The procedure is quick and oftentimes can be performed at the end of your dental checkup.
Dr. Michael Nguyen administers 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 for an hour after the treatment to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
Going forward, you might want to consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages. This will help prevent an acidic environment from developing in your mouth again. Brushing your teeth each day with a fluoride toothpaste will also help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel.
If you are concerned about the strength of your teeth and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Sherman, Texas, you should call 903-893-2800 to schedule an appointment at North Texas Dental.