If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits in between your regularly scheduled dental checkups, the excess plaque and bacterial deposits in your mouth can start to affect the health of your mouth. These materials can develop into hardened tartar at the gumline as well as promote cavities.
If you also frequently consume acidic beverages it can add to the acidic environment in your mouth. As it persists it can start to affect the strength of your tooth enamel. The condition which is known as tooth enamel erosion can significantly increase your chances of suffering from tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
If your routine dental checkup with our dentist reveals signs of weakened tooth enamel, Dr. Stuart Drange might present a treatment plan that includes increased fluoride exposure. The goal is to restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel before further dental problems develop.
The treatment plan often starts with him administering a fluoride treatment to quickly bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. which can serve to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms and help with cavity prevention.
Patients experiencing significant tooth enamel erosion might also benefit from prescription fluoride supplements. With consistent use and application this daily measure can help maintain strong tooth enamel.
You might also need to apply increased effort toward maintaining a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen. It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste as well as remembering thoroughly floss at least once per day.
If you live in the Gardnerville, [state,], area and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 775-782-7169 to schedule a dental checkup at Carson Valley Dental Arts.