As you go about your day, the acidic foods and beverages you enjoy, as well as the bacteria in your mouth, can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If this process of demineralization is not countered somehow it will lead to problems with tooth sensitivity and cavities.
Treatment with fluoride helps to restore tooth enamel’s mineral density. This process is known as remineralization, strengthens tooth enamel to reduce sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay.
If you’ve had issues with sensitive teeth or cavities from weakened tooth enamel, Dr. Brian A. Moore might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. The treatment is brief and can usually be performed following one of your routine dental checkups.
Our dentist administers the fluoride treatment by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into trays held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If your teeth show signs of prolonged demineralization, the dentist might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements.
If you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, or you’re due for you next dental checkup, you should call Moore Dental Services in Florence, Kentucky at (859) 525-0507 to schedule an appointment.