The mineral strength of your tooth enamel plays an important role in your oral functions as well as the health of your teeth. Not only does your tooth enamel give you the ability to safely chew your food, it also protects the sensitive pulp and root of the tooth from cavities.
If you forget to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, or you neglect to floss your teeth once each day, plaque and food debris can build up in your mouth. This will increase your risk for cavities, as well as tooth sensitivity.
If America's Family Dental’s dentist, Dr. Diego Flores has any concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a treatment plan to increase your fluoride intake.
Increased fluoride will boost the mineral density of your tooth enamel and reduce the size of the microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth. In time, it can gradually reduce your chances of suffering cavities and tooth sensitivity. The dentist may give you an in-office fluoride treatment or prescribe a fluoride supplement.
If you live in the Spring, Texas, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 281-602-8843 to explore your fluoride options at America's Family Dental.