Strong tooth enamel is essential for healthy teeth. Poor oral hygiene habits and consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis can gradually erode the microscopic density of your tooth enamel. When this happens, the bacteria living in your mouth can gradually start to exploit your teeth, causing tooth decay.
Increased exposure to fluoride restores the lost mineral content in tooth enamel. This effectively reverses tooth sensitivity and helps prevent future cavities.
If you aren’t getting adequate fluoride exposure in your average day, your dentist, Dr. Leo Eliezer, might suggest a basic fluoride treatment in Alpharetta, Georgia. If you don’t drink fluoridated water or if your teeth show significant signs of enamel erosion, then he might also suggest brushing your teeth once a day with a prescription-grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
It’s best to use the toothpaste at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for at least a half an hour. One of the most convenient ways to do this is to brush your teeth with the fluoride toothpaste right before you go to bed at night. This will give the fluoride time to fully saturate your teeth.
Going forward you might want to reconsider your choices of acidic foods and beverages. This can help prevent demineralization issues before they have a chance to weaken tooth enamel.
If you are concerned about the strength and mineral integrity of your tooth enamel, you should call 678-813-1634 to schedule an appointment at Jones Bridge Dental Care.