The enamel on your teeth is made up of a dense matrix of microscopic crystals. This is what gives your teeth the strength to chew food, and protects your teeth from cavities.
Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen can allow plaque to build up in your mouth. When this plaque interacts with the acid in your food, your teeth can lose enamel. During this process, you might notice tooth sensitivity problems and signs of tooth decay.
One way to counter this problem is with fluoride. Fluoride can restore the density of your teeth to prevent cavities and reduce tooth sensitivity.
If Dr. Christopher McGonigle is concerned about the condition of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a simple fluoride treatment. This can be administered at the end of your checkup, by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays. They will need to be held in your mouth for a few minutes.
Going forward, you might want to also make sure that you are brushing your teeth with a toothpaste contains fluoride, and has the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval.
If you live in the Burlington, Massachusetts, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 781-272-2875 to schedule a dental checkup at Advanced Dental Care.