Healthy teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to provide you with the ability to bite and grind the foods you eat. Cavities and problems tooth sensitivity or dental fractures can cause varying levels of discomfort which can also limit the basic function of your teeth.
Consistent oral hygiene habits or failing to attend your dental checkups at Gateway Oaks Dental can leave excess bacterial deposits in your mouth. Over time the chronic presence of plaque acids can weaken your tooth enamel leaving them vulnerable to dental health problems.
If you have concerns about the health of your teeth, it’s best to schedule a dental checkup with our dentist. After a comprehensive dental exam, our dentists can help you understand your treatment or preventive options.
If your tooth enamel shows significant signs of acid erosion, Dr. Hoang Truong or Dr. Asma Sajid might recommend a fluoride treatment and a prescription for fluoride supplements. Common options often include ingestible fluoride along with a specially formulated mouthwash or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
Ingestible fluoride supplement needs to be taken at the stated times and doses. Concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash should be applied to your teeth at a time where you can abstain from eating or drinking, to allow the fluoride to fully saturate your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you are concerned about the health of your teeth or the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 916-649-0249 to schedule a dental checkup at Gateway Oaks Dental.