As hard as your teeth are, it is still possible for poor oral hygiene and the acidic foods and beverages you consume to erode the microscopic density of your tooth enamel. Over an extended period of time, this can leave your teeth vulnerable to tooth sensitivity and decay.
Well-established research has found that increased fluoride exposure helps restore the mineral density in tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization, and it strengthens tooth enamel to help prevent cavities and other tooth enamel complications.
If you’ve struggled with tooth sensitivity issues or cavities related to weakened tooth enamel, your dentist, Dr. David Trebisovsky, might recommend a basic fluoride treatment in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The treatment is brief and can usually be performed following one of your routine dental checkups.
Dr. David Trebisovsky administers the fluoride treatment by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If your tooth enamel has been significantly weakened, he might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a prescription-grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
If you’ve had problems with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity, you should call Sandpiper Dental at 763-561-7000 for a dental checkup and fluoride treatment.