The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is made from a dense network of microscopic mineral crystals. The density of these structures is what gives your teeth the durability to chew food. If you consume acidic products or fail to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the acidic environment in your mouth could gradually deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
This can have several different consequences. Weakened tooth enamel can host bacterial tooth decay. Advanced demineralization in tooth enamel can also cause microscopic pores that expose the sensitive dentin layer within your teeth. This can lead to more and more serious tooth sensitivity problems.
One easy and effective way to strengthen tooth enamel and maintain healthy teeth is to have Dr. Forrest S. Buhler & Cameron S. Buhler administer a fluoride treatment. This can often be done at the end of your twice-annual dental checkup.
Dr. Forrest S. Buhler & Cameron S. Buhler will administer the fluoride treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray. It will be inserted in your mouth with a suction wand and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
You might want to also consider cutting back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but you might want to try rinsing your mouth afterward. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also be very helpful.
If you live in the Spanish Fork, Utah, area and you are concerned about the health of your tooth enamel, you should call (801) 794-9905 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment at Buhler Dental Care.