Your tooth enamel derives its incredible strength from the density of the microscopic mineral structures it is composed of. This gives your teeth the durability to handle chewing common foods. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene or if you have a propensity for drinking acidic beverages and eating acidic foods, it can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
If this process, which known as demineralization, is not counteracted in some way, it can allow microscopic pores and textures to develop on your teeth. In time, these pores could foster multiple areas of tooth decay.
If your teeth show signs of demineralization, Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula might recommend administering a standard fluoride treatment. This can conveniently be administered following your regular dental checkup.
Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula will administer the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray. It will be inserted in your mouth with a suction tube to catch any excess saliva. It will need to be held there for a few minutes. 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.
It might also be wise to cut back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but you might want to try drinking them through a straw or brushing your teeth afterward.
If you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, you should call 215-660-3636 to schedule a checkup at Chalfont Dentistry.