Poor oral hygiene habits and a propensity for consuming acidic foods and beverages can gradually weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel. In time, this can increase your chances of suffering tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to modest doses of fluoride helps restore the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This process of remineralization can reverse sensitivity problems and prevent new cavities from forming.
Should Dr. Ernesto Prida have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment and daily-use prescription fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of sublingual tabs, gels, mouthrinse or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
If Dr. Ernesto Prida prescribes ingestible fluoride supplements, you will need to take them at the specified times. A fluoride gel toothpaste or mouthwash should be applied to your teeth right before going to sleep or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking for at least a half an hour.
If you’re concerned about the health of your tooth enamel and you would like to know more about a fluoride treatment in McKinney, Texas, you should call 214-613-1500 to explore your fluoride options at Stone Lodge Dental.