Healthy tooth enamel has the strength and durability to let you bite off, chew, and grind hard foods. Healthy tooth enamel also resists tooth decay and sensitivity issues. This is all due to the tightly packed microscopic mineral crystals it is composed of.
Unfortunately, the natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth and the effects of consuming acidic foods and drinks can actually degrade these mineral crystals. Left unchecked this enamel erosion can make your teeth susceptible to tooth decay and sensitivity issues, as well as other complications.
Fluoride exposure helps to bolster these lost mineral crystals. If you’ve had issues with sensitivity and cavities from insufficient fluoride, Dr. Jamine Rogers might recommend having a routine fluoride treatment performed. The procedure is quick and often times can be performed at the end of your dental checkup.
Dr. Jamine Rogers can administer a fluoride treatment by pouring a concentrated fluoride gel into trays held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If you have experienced symptoms of enamel erosion, tooth decay problems or sensitivity issues you should call Dr. Jamine Rogers at 256-314-0676 to discuss the benefits of a fluoride treatment.