The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene habits or consume excessive amounts of acidic beverages or foods, your tooth enamel could be demineralized.
If the erosion of your tooth enamel remains untreated, you may be at an increased risk of cavities, dental fractures, and tooth sensitivity. In some cases, lost enamel could shorten the lifespan of a dental filling.
If our dentist, Dr. Carlos M. Suadi notices a problem with the strength of your tooth enamel during your dental exam, he might recommend a fluoride treatment. These treatments are designed to gradually reinforce the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
This process could include a fluoride treatment followed up by the use of fluoride supplements or a prescription mouthwash. It also could include a supplemental concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
If you live in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area and you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 225-753-5885 to schedule an appointment at BR Dental Care.
Dr. Carlos M. Suadi and our dedicated team want to make sure that your teeth receive the quality care they deserve to help you create a healthy oral environment for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!