As hard as tooth enamel is, there are still times when oral hygiene issues and acidic foods and beverages can weaken it enough to allow bacteria to exploit an area. When this happens, the resulting tooth decay can spread to compromise a significant amount of the tooth.
One easy way to improve the mineral strength of tooth enamel is to have Dr. Jade Cherrington administer a fluoride treatment at Rimrock Dental of Redmond. This introduces a potent amount of fluoride directly to your tooth enamel, bolstering the mineral density. This might also help reduce any tooth sensitivity problems.
It’s also important to note that while the fluoride treatment cannot reverse cavities, it can significantly reduce your chances of suffering a new cavity.
Going forward, you might want to reduce your consumption of acidic foods and beverages. This will 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.
Dr. Jade Cherrington might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements to help you maintain healthy teeth on a daily basis. This could be a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
If you live in the Redmond, Oregon, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 541-699-4200 to explore your fluoride options at Rimrock Dental of Redmond.