Your tooth enamel is designed to protect the internal structures of your teeth, while also giving you the ability to bite off, chew and grind tough foods. It gets its amazing strength from densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. The density of these mineral crystals helps to prevent the bacteria in your mouth from forming cavities.
Unfortunately, it is possible for the acidic foods and beverages you consume, and the natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth to erode some of the mineral content. This opens up surface areas that can host tooth decay, or even create microscopic channels through the enamel, making you prone to sensitivity issues. Exposure to fluoride helps to restore the mineral structures a microscopic amount.
If you’ve had issues with sensitivity and cavities or you simply aren’t getting adequate fluoride in an average day, Dr. Nathan Schwartz might recommend administering a basic fluoride treatment to restore the strength of your tooth enamel.
Dr. Nathan Schwartz administers the fluoride treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic areas of your tooth enamel.
If you are interested in having a fluoride treatment, you should call Dr. Nathan Schwartz’s office in Henderson, Nevada at 702-564-2526 to schedule an appointment.