Modest amounts of fluoride can help bolster and maintain the mineral density of your tooth enamel. When your enamel is compromised by poor oral hygiene, plaque acids, and acidic foods or beverages, your teeth will be at an increased risk for cavities and tooth sensitivity.
To help prevent tooth decay, many municipal water sources have added to fluoride to their water supplies. However, if the water in your area is not fluoridated, the enamel of your teeth could be demineralized. If you do not practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, this problem could be compounded.
If your regularly scheduled dental checkups with our dentist, Dr. Scott Chandler reveals a problem like this, he might recommend a treatment strategy designed to increase your fluoride exposure.
This might involve administering a fluoride treatment to improve the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If there are further concerns about the strength of your teeth, our dentist might also prescribe fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Payson, Utah, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 801-465-1810 to explore your fluoride options at Silver Creek Dental. Our skilled dental team looks forward to helping you maintain your healthy, beautiful smile!