Your tooth enamel is made of a dense matrix of calcium and other minerals. Over time, acidic beverages and oral hygiene issues can degrade the density of these mineral structures. This is even more likely to happen if you don’t have fluoridated tap water.
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, your dentist, Dr. Duane Taylor, might recommend administering a standard fluoride treatment in Dallas, Texas. This can conveniently be performed following your regular dental checkup.
A concentrated fluoride gel is poured into a tray that is inserted in your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
Afterward, your dentist might also advise cutting back on acidic foods and beverages or making improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste will also help maintain strong teeth.
If you are interested in having a fluoride treatment at your next dental checkup, please call Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics at 214-330-7771 to schedule an appointment.