Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. 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 them prone to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to fluoride helps restore this microscopic mineral erosion. This process, known as remineralization, can start to reverse tooth sensitivity and prevent new cavities from forming.
If you have struggled with chronic tooth decay and sensitivity issues, Dr. Alan Stein will likely recommend a basic fluoride treatment. It can be conveniently administered after he has completed your regular dental checkup and cleaning.
Dr. Alan Stein will administer the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate into your tooth enamel.
If you have well water or if your dentist thinks your teeth need further help, then he might prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse.
If you are concerned about the health and integrity of your tooth enamel, you should call Stein Dental Care at 615-540-0888 to schedule a fluoride treatment in Nashville, Tennessee.