Enamel Erosion Might Be Mitigated by Fluoride Supplements

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Strong and healthy tooth enamel relies on the density of mineral crystals to prevent tooth decay, tooth sensitivity and other dental health problems. Patients who frequently struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or who drink an excessive amount of acidic beverages can start to experience problems related to tooth enamel erosion.   

If our dentist, Dr. Bartholomew Paxton notices a problem with the strength of your tooth enamel during your regularly scheduled dental checkup he might recommend a treatment plan that includes increased fluoride. This is designed to gradually rejuvenate the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

A treatment plan like this often starts with him administering a fluoride treatment followed up by a prescription for daily fluoride supplements. This could include a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or a specially formulated mouthwash.

It’s best to apply these topical fluoride supplements at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate your tooth enamel. This will allow the fluoride to deeply saturate the microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth.

If you live in the Keller, Texas, area and you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 817-337-7941 to set up a dental checkup at Keller Town Dental.