When healthy, your tooth enamel can be harder than your bones. Unfortunately, having an improper oral hygiene routine and consuming acidic foods and beverages can weaken tooth enamel. This process, known as demineralization, can increase your chances of suffering from tooth decay and sensitivity. There are a number of ways to address this, one of the most effective ways is to increase your fluoride exposure.
Here at Eastern Hills Dental, your dentist, Dr. Amanda Rhoades, can administer a fluoride treatment that introduces a potent amount of fluoride directly to your teeth. This will quickly bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
In many cases of enamel erosion, it often takes daily measures to mitigate, reverse or prevent long-term symptoms of tooth sensitivity. At the same time, the strengthened tooth enamel will deny bacteria the access to pores and textures where tooth decay can start to form. It’s important to note that fluoride cannot effectively treat existing cavities.
Cutting back on acidic foods and beverages, including soft drinks, will go a long way toward preventing additional enamel erosion. You should also brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Your dentist might also prescribe fluoride supplements, concentrated fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouthrinse to bolster your fluoride exposure further.
If you are concerned about the health and strength of your tooth enamel, you should call Eastern Hills Dental at 513-231-7474 to ask about your fluoride options in Cincinnati, Ohio.