The regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages can gradually deplete the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be an issue if you struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits or if you’ve had an eating disorder in the recent past.
Without treatment or some form of remediation, this process of demineralization can lead to heightened tooth sensitivity and tooth decay.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the microscopic mineral crystals that make tooth enamel so strong. Dr. Pamela Crumrine can administer a fluoride treatment in just a few minutes following your dental checkup.
Concentrated fluoride gel will be poured into a tray that is inserted into your mouth along with a suction tube. The tube will catch any saliva in your mouth for the few minutes it takes the fluoride to penetrate your tooth enamel. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If your enamel erosion issues are severe, Dr. Pamela Crumrine might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse that you apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night.
If you have enamel erosion in Beaver, Pennsylvania, you should call 724-775-4860 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment at our office.