Your tooth enamel enrobes the sensitive soft tissues within your teeth. Its mineral density gives your teeth the durability to handle biting and chewing food. If the integrity of your tooth enamel is compromised, it could significantly increase your chances of suffering tooth decay problems.
This could be the result of poor oral hygiene practices or over indulgence of acidic foods and beverages. This could also be compounded by a lack of fluoride exposure.
If Dr. Lonnie Anderson notices signs of weakened tooth enamel during your regular dental checkup at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS, he might recommend a fluoride treatment.
This can help bolster the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time.
Should Dr. Lonnie Anderson have further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend daily use prescription fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of sublingual tabs, gels, mouth rinse or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
You will need to take ingestible fluoride supplements as directed. A fluoride gel 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 live in the Juneau, Alaska, area and you’re concerned about the health of your tooth enamel, you should call 907-789-2066 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Lonnie Anderson.