If you frequently consume acidic beverages or you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, an acidic environment can gradually start to develop in your mouth. If it’s not countered in some way your tooth enamel could start to be compromised. This can increase your chances of suffering cavities on multiple teeth as well as tooth sensitivity. In time, it could lead to tooth loss and other dental health complications.
Fortunately, Dr. Mark Andrews monitors the health of your teeth as part of your routine dental checkup. If he notices a problem with the strength of your tooth enamel he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of significant demineralization, Dr. Andrews might also provide you with a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. These are available in several different forms including sublingual tabs, gels, a supplemental concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
It’s best to apply them to your teeth at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate your tooth enamel. If you live in the Kirkland, Washington, area and you have tooth enamel erosion concerns, you should call 425-821-8100 to schedule a dental checkup at Mark Andrews, D.D.S..