Healthy tooth enamel relies on a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals to give your teeth the strength to chew food, while also resisting the bacterial complications of tooth decay. Yet inconsistent oral hygiene habits can contribute to chronic oral plaque acids capable of demineralizing tooth enamel.
At the same time, individuals without regular access to fluoridated, municipal water are also at increased risk of experiencing moderate tooth enamel demineralization. This can significantly increase your chances of suffering from cavities on multiple teeth.
If your regularly scheduled dental exam at Ultimate Smile Dental reveals the early signs of tooth enamel demineralization, Dr. Robert Wagner might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This can often be performed at the end of the dental exam.
If there are further concerns about the strength of your teeth he might also include a prescription for fluoride supplements. This can help maintain the health of your teeth in between your routine dental exams.
Concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash are two of the more popular types of fluoride supplement. It can be helpful to administer the fluoride supplements right before going to bed at night or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking anything for up to an hour.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, region and you don’t have ready access to fluoridated water, you should call 954-566-5428 to schedule a dental exam at Ultimate Smile Dental’s dental offices.