Each of your teeth is composed of different layers and structures. The outermost layer of tooth enamel provides your teeth with the necessary hardness to chew food, while also protecting the dentin and pulp layers within.
Consistent struggles in daily oral hygiene routine can leave excess bacterial matter in your mouth. Over time this can lead to a build-up of plaque acids which can demineralize your tooth enamel. This can foster new cavities and eventually lead to tooth sensitivity problems.
If your regularly scheduled dental checkup at Drs. Falbo, Monday, and Graziani reveals signs of compromised tooth enamel, our dentist might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. We can often do this at the end of the appointment to quickly restore some of your tooth enamel’s strength.
Afterward, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking anything for up to half an hour to allow the fluoride to permeate your tooth enamel.
You might also want to put added focus in brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to make a conscious effort to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day.
If you live in the Charleston, West Virginia, region and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 304-343-1216 to schedule a dental checkup at Drs. Falbo, Monday, and Graziani. Drs. Falbo, Monday and Graziani look forward to helping you strengthen your teeth!