An inconsistent daily oral hygiene regimen can leave minute pieces of food, sugary residue, and plaque deposits in your mouth. In time they can contribute to increased plaque acids in your mouth, while also promoting hardened tartar near the gumline.
Eventually, this chronic acidic environment in your mouth can start to weaken the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel and promote cavities as well as tooth sensitivity problems. Fortunately, exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This process of remineralization can reduce your chances of suffering future problems with tooth sensitivity and tooth decay.
If Dr. Roger Anderson notices a problem with your tooth enamel during your routine dental checkup, he might recommend a fluoride treatment as well as additional fluoride supplements. Dr. Anderson can administer the fluoride treatment at the end of your dental exam.
Using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also help strengthen your tooth enamel. You might want to also consider making changes to your diet by cutting back on acidic foods and beverages.
If you live in the Lakewood, Colorado, area and you have cavity prevention or tooth sensitivity concerns, you should call 303-232-6205 to schedule a dental exam and fluoride treatment at Roger Anderson DDS.