The health of your teeth is directly related to the strength of your tooth enamel. Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine and the frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages can weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
Of course, limiting acidic foods and beverages, including soft drinks, will go a long way toward preventing this from happening. Brushing your teeth with a brand of fluoride toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance will also help.
If your routine dental checkup at White Pearl Dentistry reveals signs of weakened tooth enamel or signs of tooth decay, Dr. Nadia Hamouda might recommend a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements.
The fluoride treatment can be administered at the end of your checkup in a few short minutes. This can help boost the mineral strength of your tooth enamel and prevent future cavities.
If your dentist also prescribes a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, you will need to use them as directed. It’s best to apply them to your teeth right before going to bed or at another time when you won’t need to eat or drink. This will help the fluoride fully saturate the microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth.
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area and you have concerns about the health of your teeth, you should call 734-222-0055 to schedule a checkup at White Pearl Dentistry.