Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense, complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. The overall density of these structures gives your teeth the strength to chew and process food, while also resisting the bacterial presence of tooth decay. If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene regimen, or you frequently consume acidic beverages, it can weaken your tooth enamel. This could cause cavities to form on multiple teeth.
Fortunately, exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to restore these microscopic mineral structures in your tooth enamel. This process, known as remineralization can reduce the microscopic spaces bacteria might exploit.
If Dr. Tae Chul Ho notices a problem with your tooth enamel during your routine dental exam at his Manchester, Connecticut clinic, he might recommend a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements. The fluoride treatment can easily be performed at the end of your dental checkup. Taking fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, can also help to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Brushing your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that includes added fluoride, is also a great way to increase your fluoride exposure every day. You might want to also consider making changes to your diet by cutting back on acidic food and drink.
If you live in the Manchester, Connecticut area and you have concerns about the strength of your teeth, you should call 860-644-0099 to schedule a dental exam and fluoride treatment with Dr. Tae Chul Ho.