If you could look at your teeth on a microscopic level, you would find that the enamel layer of each of your teeth is made up of dense mineral structures. As you go through the course of an average day the acidic nature of certain foods and beverages, as well as the bacteria in your mouth, work to degrade these mineral structures. This process known as demineralization, if left unchecked, can lead to issues with tooth decay and sensitivity.
Fortunately, regular exposure to fluoride helps to restore these mineral crystals on a microscopic level. If you do not have the benefit of municipal water fortified with added fluoride, your Executive Park Dentistry dentist might recommend a fluoride treatment followed by daily prescription fluoride supplements.
Fluoride supplements come in a variety of forms including sublingual tabs, gels, mouth rinse or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
Many people like to use concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse. These can be applied to your teeth right before going to bed or some other time during the day when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.
All of this is in addition to brushing your teeth with a brand of toothpaste that has added fluoride as part of your oral hygiene.
If you are interested in learning more about fluoride supplements, and how you can get more fluoride in your typical day, you should call Executive Park Dentistry at 404-633-1853 to set up an appointment.