One of the cornerstones of maintaining good oral health is to maintain healthy teeth. If the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel is compromised, it can lead to tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. The resulting long-term complications can have an adverse effect on your quality of life.
If you have cavities or other signs of weakened tooth enamel, your dentist, Dr. Mark Berard, might recommend administering a fluoride treatment in Holland, Michigan. This can bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel, making it harder for tooth decay to form.
Dr. Mark Berard can administer the fluoride treatment immediately following your twice-annual dental checkup. To do this, he will pour concentrated fluoride gel into a special tray that is inserted into your mouth. You will need to hold it there for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to penetrate into the tooth enamel. Try to avoid eating and drinking for an hour afterward to maximize the fluoride saturation of your teeth.
In the future, you might want to try using a toothpaste with added fluoride that has been approved by the American Dental Association. This will help increase daily fluoride exposure necessary to keep your tooth enamel strong in between your regular dental checkups.
If you’re concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 616-392-2853 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment.