A Basic Fluoride Treatment Can Help Prevent New Cavities from Developing

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Poor oral hygiene practices and the regular consumption of acidic beverages can gradually weaken tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur if you procrastinate your regular dental checkup at Chandler Family Dental Care.

Tooth enamel that has been significantly compromised can invite new cavities to form. In time, the tooth decay can spread to compromise more and more of the tooth.

One simple way to strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce your chances of suffering a cavity is to have Dr. Emanuel Amato administer a fluoride treatment.

Long-standing research has found that increased fluoride exposure helps restore your tooth enamel’s mineral density. This process is known as remineralization and it strengthens tooth enamel to help prevent cavities and other dental complications.

If you’ve struggled with tooth sensitivity issues or cavities related to weakened tooth enamel, Dr. Emanuel Amato might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. The treatment is brief and can usually be performed following one of your routine dental checkups.

The fluoride treatment is administered by Dr. Emanuel Amato pouring concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.

Dr. Emanuel Amato might also prescribe fluoride supplements if your teeth show significant signs of weakness. This often comes in the form of a prescription-grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse.

If you’re concerned about the strength and health of your teeth and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Chandler, Arizona, you should call 480-413-1100 to schedule a checkup at Chandler Family Dental Care.