Your tooth enamel gets its strength and integrity from a dense matrix of mineral crystals. Throughout the course of your average day, the natural bacteria in your mouth as well as the acidic foods and beverages you consume can erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If it isn’t counteracted in a timely manner, this process known as demineralization can weaken your tooth enamel. This can foster tooth decay and cause tooth sensitivity.
By exposing your teeth to fluoride on a regular basis, it can restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel. One potent method for accomplishing this is to have Dr. Steven Oshins administer a fluoride treatment.
Your dentist administers the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. It’s a good idea to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic areas of your tooth enamel.
If you have well water or if your teeth show signs of significant demineralization, Dr. Steven Oshins might also prescribe fluoride supplements.
It can also be helpful to limit your consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Brushing your teeth with a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride can also help maintain the strength of your teeth.
If you are concerned about the integrity of your tooth enamel, you should call Oshins Of Smiles at 518-356-5635 to ask about a fluoride treatment in Schenectady, New York.