The mineral density of your tooth enamel is what gives your teeth the ability to bite and chew food. Poor oral hygiene as well as consuming acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis can gradually erode a microscopic amount of tooth enamel minerals. This makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities and sensitivity.
Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to fluoride helps restore this microscopic mineral erosion. This process, known as remineralization, can reverse sensitivity problems and prevent tooth decay.
If you aren’t getting adequate fluoride exposure in your average day, your dentist, Dr. Cauleen Stepp, might recommend a basic fluoride treatment and prescription fluoride supplements. Common fluoride supplements include sublingual tabs, gels, mouth rinse or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
Should Dr. Cauleen Stepp prescribe ingestible fluoride supplements, you will need to take them at the specified times. If Dr. Cauleen Stepp prescribe a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, you should brush or rinse with them right before going to sleep or at a time when you can refrain from eating or drinking for at least a half an hour.
If you’re struggling with tooth sensitivity or tooth decay, you should call Stepp Family Dentistry at 713-520-8400 to ask about daily prescription fluoride supplements in Bellaire, Texas.