Your tooth enamel is actually made of mineral crystals that are so densely packed that it makes your teeth harder than bone. As impervious as this might sound, it is possible for the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume to gradually erode these minerals. In time, this can leave your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and sensitivity issues.
Fortunately, exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the microscopic minerals in a process that is known as remineralization. This effectively prevents tooth decay and counteracts sensitivity problems.
If you’ve struggled with tooth decay or tooth sensitivity, you should tell your dentist, Dr. Dexter Inniss, during your next dental checkup. These problems can often be addressed or prevented with a simple fluoride treatment.
Dr. Dexter Inniss will pour concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are inserted in your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
You might want to also consider cutting back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but it might help to brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste afterward.
If you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call Gentle Touch Dental at 770-760-7566 to schedule a dental checkup with a fluoride treatment in Conyers, Georgia.