Cavities and general tooth decay often occur when tooth enamel has been demineralized by poor oral hygiene and the chronic presence of plaque acids. This is even more likely to be an issue if you frequently enjoy acidic beverages, or you have struggled in the past with an eating disorder.
As your tooth enamel weakens, the microscopic pores on the surface can start to expand, harboring increasing areas of tooth decay and contributing to tooth sensitivity discomfort.
If your routine dental exam at Dr. Jason Nicoletti’s dental office reveals signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might recommend performing a simple fluoride treatment. This can often be done at the end of the appointment to bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel to prevent further tooth decay development.
At the end of your dental exam Dr. Jason Nicoletti will pour a small amount of concentrated fluoridated liquid into trays that conform to the general shape of your dentition. You will need to hold the trays in your mouth for a few minutes.
After the fluoride treatment it’s best to abstain from eating or drinking anything for up to half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to fully saturate your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Poughkeepsie, New York, area and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 845.452.8410 to schedule a dental checkup at Nicoletti Dental Group.