Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of mineral crystal structures. This is what gives your teeth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. Poor oral hygiene and the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel, making your teeth prone to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to fluoride helps restore this microscopic mineral erosion. This process, which is known as remineralization, can start to reverse tooth sensitivity and prevent new cavities from forming.
If you’ve struggled with chronic tooth decay and sensitivity, your dentist, Dr. Glen Lockwood, might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. It can be conveniently administered after he has completed your regular dental checkup and cleaning.
A special fluoride will be poured into a special tray that is inserted into your mouth and held there for a few minutes. The fluoride is in much greater concentration compared to the concentration you will find in retail-grade oral hygiene products. After the treatment, you will need to avoid eating and drinking for up to an hour to maximize the fluoride saturation in your tooth enamel.
If you’ve been struggling with tooth decay or sensitivity and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Kenai, Alaska, you should call 907-283-4875 to schedule a dental checkup with fluoride treatment at Kenai Dental Clinic.