Strong tooth enamel is essential for healthy teeth and the prevention of tooth decay. If you consume acidic beverages on a regular basis or if you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene, the acidic environment in your mouth could erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
If this process of demineralization is not counteracted in some way, it can allow microscopic channels to develop in your tooth enamel. When this happens, it can expose the sensitive dentin layer of your teeth to create sensitivity issues when you eat hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things.
Should Dr. Rafael A. Perez notice signs of enamel erosion, he might recommend having a fluoride treatment. The concentrated fluoride can help restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel, sealing the microscopic channels. This also helps prevent tooth decay from setting in.
Your dentist administers the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a special tray. It is then inserted into your mouth along with a small suction wand. You will need to clamp down on the tray for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.
If you’re concerned about the mineral strength of your tooth enamel and you’d like to know more about fluoride in Wichita Falls, Texas, you should call 940-692-2851 to schedule an appointment at Stone Lake Dental.