Brushing your teeth each day and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association is essential for cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. At the same time, you also need to make sure to floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day.
Well-established research has shown that exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to bolster the mineral density of tooth enamel. This can help prevent problems with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
If your regularly scheduled dental checkup at Patient-First Dental Care reveals signs of demineralized tooth enamel our dentist might recommend a simple fluoride treatment. Dr. Gayle Fletcher can often administer it at the end of the appointment to help fortify the mineral density of your teeth.
If he has further concerns about the strength of your teeth he might provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Popular options often include concentrated fluoride toothpaste or a specially formulated mouth rinse. With consistent use and concentrated focus on your daily oral hygiene routine, they can help you maintain strong teeth between your dental checkups.
If you live in the Conroe, Texas, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 936-856-9969 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Patient-First Dental Care.