When you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the excess plaque acids in your mouth can start to increase. As time goes on it can start to gradually demineralize your tooth enamel. This can allow the bacteria in your mouth to develop dental caries and other areas of tooth decay that threaten the long-term integrity of a tooth.
One easy way to prevent this from happening and maintain the strength of your tooth enamel is to have Dr. Christopher Burton administer a fluoride treatment at the end of your biannual dental check-up.
Dr. Christopher Burton can perform the fluoride treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into curved trays that will be inserted into your mouth. You will need to hold them in place for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate the tooth enamel.
Afterward, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to half an hour to allow the fluoride to fully saturate your tooth enamel
It would also be helpful to brush your teeth with a toothpaste that includes fluoride and has been approved by the American Dental Association. This will help increase daily fluoride exposure necessary to keep your tooth enamel strong in between your regular dental exams.
If you live in the Conroe, Texas, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 936-756-9884 to schedule a dental checkup with a fluoride treatment at Conroe Dental Associates.