Maintaining the mineral density and strength of your tooth enamel is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. However, if you have poor or inconsistent oral hygiene habits or consume a lot of acid from your foods and drinks, these practices can reduce the mineral density mineral and cause microscopic textures to form in the enamel and cause cavities.
Increased fluoride exposure to your teeth can remineralize your teeth, a process of reversing the erosion of microscopic minerals to reduce tooth sensitivity and stop new cavities from forming.
Chronic tooth decay and tooth sensitivity can be signs of enamel erosion and the need for tooth enamel. Dr. Paul Vartabedian can provide professional fluoride treatment as part of your routine cleaning and dental checkup at Paul Vartabedian, DDS.
Fluoride treatment involves pouring a small amount concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is then placed in your mouth for a few minutes, and you may need to go without eating for a short while to allow the deep penetrate of the fluoride and revival of the tooth enamel.
If you don’t have regular access to fluoridated water, Dr. Paul Vartabedian can also provide daily fluoride supplements as a fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse for additional exposure.
To learn more about your options for fluoride treatment in Lakeport, California, contact our dental office at 707-263-1496 today for a visit with our dentist.