If you struggle to brush your teeth effectively each morning and night or you forget to floss at least once each day, the chronic plaque acids in your mouth could start to affect the strength of your tooth enamel. If the gradual demineralization of your tooth enamel is allowed to persist, your teeth could be at increased risk of suffering from cavities, dental fractures, and developing tooth sensitivity.
Fortunately, your routine dental checkups with Drs. Packard and Packard include a comprehensive dental exam. If our dentists notice a problem with the strength of your tooth enamel, they might recommend administering a fluoride treatment.
If they think it is warranted, our dentists might also provide you with a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. This could come in the form of sublingual tabs, gels, a supplemental concentrated fluoride toothpaste, or a specially formulated mouthwash.
It’s best to apply a concentrated toothpaste or fluoride mouthwash 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 Ellensburg, Washington, area and you have tooth enamel erosion concerns, you should call 509-933-4800 to schedule a dental checkup at Creekside Dental Ellensburg.