The mineral density of your tooth enamel is largely responsible for preventing bacteria access to the sensitive internal structures of a tooth. If you regularly consume acidic products or you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, it could deplete some of the mineral strength of your tooth enamel.
Fortunately, exposing your teeth to the presence of fluoride helps restore the microscopic minerals in tooth enamel. This effectively prevents tooth decay and even helps reduce symptoms of tooth sensitivity.
One of the more effective ways to boost the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time is to have Dr. Galina Zhukova administer a fluoride treatment at the end of your dental checkup.
Concentrated fluoride gel will be poured 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.
For tooth enamel that shows signs of significant compromise, Dr. Galina Zhukova might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse that you apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night.
You might also want to try using a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride to increase your daily fluoride exposure. Cutting back on acidic beverages or drinking them directly through a straw might also be beneficial.
If you live in the Rochelle Park, New Jersey, area and you are concerned about the health of your tooth enamel, you should call 201-518-9795 to schedule a checkup and fluoride treatment at Paramus Dental & Implant Center.