Strong tooth enamel is an important element of maintaining healthy teeth, and healthy teeth are an important element of maintaining a good oral health. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene and you also enjoy acidic foods and beverages on a frequent basis, it can weaken the microscopic mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be an issue if you don’t have daily access to municipal drinking water that has been fortified with fluoride.
You see, fluoride replenishes a miniscule amount of mineral structure to the tooth enamel. This can effectively help prevent bacteria from harming your teeth. One of the fastest methods for bolstering tooth enamel is to have a fluoride treatment administered after your dental checkup at Rahn Dental Group.
Afterward, Dr. Richard C. Quinttus might recommend taking daily use prescription fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of concentrated fluoride toothpaste or a fortified fluoride mouthwash.
To use the concentrated fluoride toothpaste, you would brush your teeth like normal and then lightly brush the concentrated paste onto the faces of your teeth. This is best done at night before bed or at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking anything for up to an hour.
The concentrated fluoride mouthwash can be used at any time during the day, but you will also need to avoid eating or drinking for an hour to allow it to penetrate your teeth.
If you live in the Dayton, Ohio, area and you are concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call (937) 435-0324 to schedule a checkup with fluoride treatment at Rahn Dental Group.