Your teeth get the strength to chew food and resist tooth decay thanks to the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. If you’ve struggled to maintain good oral hygiene or if you enjoy acidic foods and beverages on a daily basis, it could gradually start to erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this happens, your teeth become more and more prone to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Your regular dental checkup and cleaning at our office allows our team to remove tartar from your teeth and monitor the overall health of your mouth. If you’ve been experiencing tooth sensitivity issues or if Dr. Bart Deering notices signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment.
Dr. Bart Deering can administer the fluoride treatment at the end of the checkup. This is done by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
The fluoride will help you restore some of the mineral content of your tooth enamel. This makes your teeth less prone to tooth sensitivity and tooth decay.
If your teeth show signs of significant demineralization, Dr. Bart Deering might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a prescription-grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse. You might want to also consider limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages in the future.
If you are due for your next dental checkup and you live in the Garland, Texas, area, you should call 972-271-4545 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bart Deering.