If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits in between your routine dental checkups at Sachs Family Dental, the plaque and other bacteria in your mouth can start to build up. This can lead to the development of hardened tartar at the gumline as well as the chronic presence of plaque acids. The end result can be tooth decay and gum disease.
If you enjoy beverages with a high acid content on a frequent basis, remember that the acid can affect the strength of your tooth enamel. Over time, acid can lead to demineralization, or the loss of your tooth enamel. Lost enamel can lead to tooth decay and sensitivity. If your routine dental checkup with our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs reveals signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might recommend a treatment plan that incorporates increased fluoride exposure. This procedure can help restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel and make your teeth stronger.
The first step often calls for administering a fluoride treatment in our office to quickly bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. If the erosion is significant, our dentist might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. With proper use and application, these supplements can help maintain strong tooth enamel. It will also be beneficial to apply increased effort toward maintaining a consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Flossing at least once per day will also help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 801-225-4701 to schedule a dental checkup at Sachs Family Dental.