Strong tooth enamel is important for maintaining the health of your teeth, and healthy teeth are an important aspect of maintaining good oral health. If your daily oral hygiene routine is lacking in some way, or if you frequently consume acidic foods and beverages, it can gradually deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If this process of demineralization is not counteracted in some way, it can lead to tooth sensitivity and tooth decay on multiple teeth.
One easy way to reduce the effects of demineralization is to have your dentist, Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann, administer a fluoride treatment in Carlsbad, California. This introduces a potent amount of fluoride directly to your tooth enamel, bolstering the mineral density.
This can help seal off the microscopic pores in your teeth that cause tooth sensitivity. It’s also important to note that while the fluoride treatment cannot reverse existing areas of tooth decay, it can significantly reduce your chances of developing a new cavity.
Cutting back on acidic foods and beverages can go a long way toward preventing future demineralization effects. You should also brush your teeth with a brand of fluoride toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Your dentist might also prescribe fluoride supplements to help you maintain healthy teeth on a daily basis. This often comes in the form of concentrated fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinse.
If you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 760.729.5964 to schedule an appointment at our office.