Did you know that your tooth enamel is made of compacted crystals? Its inherent strength provides the perfect material to chew your food and protect against tooth decay.
However, when you eat and drink acidic foods and beverages or fail to practice good oral hygiene, your tooth enamel can gradually deteriorate. As time goes on, this process can leave your teeth vulnerable to cavities.
Fortunately, your six-month dental cleaning at Szmanda Dental Edgar includes a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. If Dr. John Cronkrite notices signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might suggest a fluoride treatment. Fluoride has the amazing ability to replenish tooth enamel minerals.
The process of the treatment is simple: Dr. John Cronkrite pours a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray and holds it in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you’ll want to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to absorb deeply into your tooth enamel.
For teeth showing noteworthy signs of weakened enamel, Dr. John Cronkrite might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements.
If you live in Edgar, Wisconsin, and you are concerned about your tooth enamel, call 715-352-2700 to schedule a dental exam and fluoride treatment at Szmanda Dental Edgar.