The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by acidic foods, beverages, and the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization, can create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel, promoting tooth decay and sensitivity issues.
Be sure to let Isle Smile know about any sensitivity issues you’ve had. If your teeth show signs of early tooth decay problems, or you’ve struggled with multiple cavities in the past, your dentist might recommend a basic fluoride treatment.
Fluoride acts to counter the effects of demineralization by restoring the density of the naturally occurring mineral crystals that make up the enamel layer of your teeth.
Your dentist usually administers a fluoride treatment immediately following your twice-annual dental checkup. Fluoride is poured into special trays that are inserted into your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You will need to avoid eating and drinking for up to an hour to maximize the fluoride saturation of your teeth.
If you are dealing with tooth sensitivity issues, or you’ve had tooth decay problems in the past and you’d like to know more about the benefits of fluoride, please feel free to call Isle Smile to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you have strong and healthy teeth!