The outer layer on each of your teeth is composed of hard tooth enamel. This biological mineral substance provides your teeth with the strength to process food while also protecting the sensitive internal core structures.
If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you forget to floss at least once each day, excess plaque and food particles can remain in your mouth. This can cause the chronic buildup of plaque acids in your mouth.
This can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This is could be exacerbated if you also consume acidic beverages on a frequent basis.
As time goes on your teeth could be at increased risk of suffering from cavities and possible tooth sensitivity problems. Without professional intervention the affected teeth could cause significant discomfort and lead to other complications.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride can help restore some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This could come from several possible sources including municipal water, fluoride toothpaste, or a fluoride fortified mouthwash.
If your dental check up at Morrison Dental Group’s dental office here in Williamsburg and Norge, VA, reveals signs of tooth enamel erosion, our dental associates might also recommend a fluoride treatment. This treatment plan might also include a prescription for fluoride supplements.
If you are in the Williamsburg and Norge, VA, areas and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call (757) 220-0330 to schedule a dental checkup at Morrison Dental Group’s dental office today!