Strong tooth enamel is essential for a variety of reasons. Teeth that have been demineralized by plaque acids and enamel erosion are increasingly prone to suffering chips, dental fractures, tooth sensitivity, failing dental fillings, and tooth decay.
If your routine dental exam with Dr. James R. Healy reveals early signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a simple fluoride treatment. This can be performed at the end of the appointment.
If he feels it’s warranted, he might also include a prescription for fluoride supplements. Many people find concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash to be convenient. It’s best to administer them at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour.
It might also be worthwhile to try cutting back on acidic foods and beverages. This can help reduce the acidic environment in your mouth to maximize the fluoride supplement’s effect.
It’s also important to make sure that you are brushing your teeth twice each day with a fluoridated toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
If you live in the Ogden, Utah, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, we invite you to call 801-394-0808 to schedule a dental checkup at Healy Dental Care’s dental offices.