The acidic foods and beverages and the bacteria in your mouth can gradually weaken the integrity of your tooth enamel. If you’ve had issues with tooth decay, tooth sensitivity or weakened tooth enamel, your Masterpiece Dental dentist might recommend receiving a fluoride treatment at the end of your regular dental checkup.
In order to administer the fluoride treatment, Dr. Brandon Green will pour concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are inserted into your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
Your dentist might also recommend brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or taking prescribed fluoride supplements to increase your daily fluoride exposure. It might also be a good idea to cut out the majority of acidic foods and drinks you consume on a regular basis. Soft drinks and acidic juices can still be enjoyed in moderation, but you might want to drink them through a straw.
If you’re concerned about the strength and health of your tooth enamel, or if you are due for your next dental checkup in American Fork, Utah, you should call Masterpiece Dental at 801.756.5136 to schedule an appointment.