If you frequently consume acidic beverages, it can start to have an impact on the strength of your tooth enamel and the health of your teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine or you are lax to attend your regular dental checkup at Dr. Leonard Brenner’s dental office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.
As acidic environment that develops in your mouth can cause the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel to increase in size. This can lead to tooth sensitivity and teeth that are prone to suffering cavities and tooth decay complications.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to restore some of your tooth enamel’s mineral density. This process, known as remineralization, can reduce tooth sensitivity and decrease your chances of suffering a cavity.
One fast and efficient way to remineralize your tooth enamel is to have Dr. Leonard Brenner administer a fluoride treatment. This can easily be performed at the end of your twice-annual dental checkup.
Dr. Leonard Brenner administers the treatment by pouring a concentrated fluoride gel into trays held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for an hour after the treatment to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
In the future, you might want to consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages. This will help prevent an acidic environment from developing in your mouth again. Brushing your teeth each day with a fluoride added toothpaste will also help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 718-638-6607 to schedule a checkup with fluoride treatment at Brenner Dental of Park Slope.