Your tooth enamel is made of densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. As you go about your day, the acidic foods and drinks you consume and the bacteria in your mouth can weaken tooth enamel. If this process, which is known as demineralization, is not counteracted on a daily basis through fluoride exposure, your teeth will become more prone to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to fortify these microscopic minerals in a process is known as remineralization. This effectively helps prevent sensitivity and tooth decay.
If your teeth show signs of weakened enamel, your Rock Rose Dental dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, might recommend having a fluoride treatment performed. The procedure is quick and can oftentimes can be provided at the end of your dental checkup.
We simply administer the fluoride treatment by pouring a concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, we invite you to call our Rock Rose Dental team today at 916-784-3337 to ask about a fluoride treatment in Roseville, California. We are always happy to help restore your confident smile!