A vast body of research has established that exposing your teeth to fluoride can help maintain strong and healthy tooth enamel. When poor oral hygiene, plaque acids practices and acidic beverages compromise tooth enamel it can leave you at increased risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity discomfort.
To help people maintain strong teeth many municipal water sources include trace amounts of fluoride in the drinking water they provide. Yet many families living in rural areas often have well water without added fluoride. This could increase your chances of experiencing issues with the strength of your tooth enamel.
If your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Who Does Your Teeth reveal a problem like this, our dentist might recommend a treatment plan designed to increase the fluoride exposure of your teeth
This might involve administering a fluoride treatment to make a significant improvement in the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If he has further concerns about the strength of your teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Neal might also prescribe fluoride supplements.
Popular forms include concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse, as well as ingestible fluoride supplements. Dr. Jeffrey Neal can advise you on which option is best for you and your family.
If you live in the Henrico, Virginia, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 804-447-1435 to explore the fluoride options offered at Who Does Your Teeth.