Your tooth enamel is a dense biological mineral substance that gives your teeth the strength to chew food and resist the bacterial influence of tooth decay. Oral hygiene issues, acidic foods and beverages, and any delays in attending your regular dental checkup at Ravago Dental can deplete the mineral strength of your teeth.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore these microscopic mineral structures of tooth enamel. This process, which is known as remineralization, can effectively reverse tooth sensitivity as well as decrease your chances of having cavities.
If you’ve been struggling with multiple cavities or tooth sensitivity problems, Dr. Melissa Ravago might recommend a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements. The fluoride treatment is quick and 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 strengthen your tooth enamel. You might want to also consider making changes to your diet by cutting back on acidic foods and drinks.
If you live in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area and you have concerns about the strength of your teeth, you should call 505.292.6414 to seek diagnosis and remediation from Dr. Melissa Ravago.