As you go about your average day, the acidic foods and beverages you consume can affect the mineral content of your tooth enamel. This process of demineralization is even more likely to occur if you have inconsistent oral hygiene habits. If it’s not counteracted in some way, this can weaken your teeth, making them prone to cavities and tooth sensitivity.
One easy and effective way to strengthen tooth enamel and maintain healthy teeth is to have your dentist, Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock, administer a fluoride treatment. The fluoride will effectively restore much of the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
To do this, your dentist will pour a concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is inserted in your mouth 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.
To help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel in the future, you might want to consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste will also be helpful.
If you are interested in having a fluoride treatment in Grants Pass, Oregon, you can always call 541-479-5505 to schedule an appointment at Rogue Valley Family Dentistry.