Your tooth enamel is composed of a complex, dense structure of biologically generated mineral crystals. Their density is what gives your teeth the strength to perform the basic function of breaking down food, while also resisting cavity formation.
If you struggle to consistently brush your teeth twice each day, and floss at least once, chronic plaque acids can build up in your mouth. If you also frequently consume acidic beverages, the corrosive environment in your mouth can contribute to tooth enamel erosion.
If your tooth enamel isn’t remineralized in a reasonable amount of time, you could start to suffer from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride can help bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This could come from several possible sources including municipal water, fluoride toothpaste, or a fluoride fortified mouthwash.
If your dental checkup with Dr. Stacey Eby reveals chronic problems with tooth enamel erosion, he might also recommend a fluoride treatment. In some cases, Dr. Stacey Eby might provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Using these each day can help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel between dental checkups.
If you are in the Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, are and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 920-563-2928 to schedule a dental checkup at Eby Family Dental.