The mineral density of your tooth enamel plays an important role in the strength of your teeth. When chronic plaque acids from poor oral hygiene habits build up in your mouth it can start to weaken your tooth enamel.
As time goes on developing tooth enamel erosion can leave your teeth at increased risk for problems with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Sometimes teeth suffering from demineralized tooth enamel will also be at increased risk of dental fracture.
Fortunately, exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel to reduce your risk of suffering from cavities and other dental health problems.
If your routine dental exam with Dr. Tyler Christopherson reveals early signs of demineralized tooth enamel he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. Our dentist can usually administer it at the end of the appointment to quickly rejuvenate some of the mineral density of your teeth.
If necessary, he might recommend minor improvements in your oral hygiene regimen. Increased focus when brushing your teeth each morning and night and remembering to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline each day can help improve your cavity prevention chances.
If you live in the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, area and you are concerned about the overall strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 715-952-5920 to schedule a dental exam and fluoride treatment at Christopherson Family Dentistry.