Cavities form on your teeth, when the pervasive bacteria in your mouth are allowed to exploit tooth enamel that has been weakened by acidic food and drinks or poor oral hygiene. Left unchecked these cavities can lead to even more serious complications.
One of the most effective ways to fortify your tooth enamel against the development of cavities is to brush your teeth twice each day with a toothpaste with added fluoride. Fluoride exposure helps to strengthen tooth enamel on a microscopic level.
If your Oceanview Dental dentist finds that your teeth could benefit from additional fluoride exposure, they might recommend prescription daily fluoride supplements or administering a fluoride treatment at the end of your regular dental checkup and cleaning.
Concentrated fluoride gel is poured into special trays that are inserted into your mouth. You will need to hold the trays in your mouth for a few minutes while the fluoride deeply penetrates the tooth enamel. Afterwards, you should avoid eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour to let the fluoride achieve its maximum results.
If you are interested in learning more about how fluoride or a fluoride treatment can help fortify your tooth enamel against cavities, you can call Oceanview Dental at 760.433.0393 to schedule an appointment.