The microscopic mineral structure of your tooth enamel provides your teeth the necessary strength to bite off and break down food into pieces that are small enough to be swallowed safely. The tooth enamel layer also helps to protect the sensitive internal structures of your teeth from the world at large.
If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine or you often fail to attend your routine dental checkups at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS it can lead to excess tartar other bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time it can also create an acidic environment to develop in your mouth, which can gradually demineralize your tooth enamel.
If the problem persists it could increase your risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems. Some patients with badly demineralized tooth enamel are at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture or problems with an existing dental filling.
Fortunately, fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel. One easy way to do this is to have a fluoride treatment administered by a dentist like Dr. Stephen Henry. The simple outpatient treatment can quickly bolster the mineral strength of your teeth.
Afterward he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements which can help strengthen and maintain your tooth enamel between your regularly scheduled dental checkups.
If you live in the Foster City, California, area and you have concerns about the strength of your teeth, you should call 650-341-5656 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS.