Problems with gum disease and cavities can often be linked to inconsistent oral hygiene habits. When you fail to brush your teeth twice a day or you sometimes forget to floss, bacterial deposits can start to accumulate in your mouth.
As time goes on the long-term buildup of oral plaque acids can start demineralizing your tooth enamel. Left to progress unchecked, the acidic oral environment can increase your chances of suffering from tooth decay as periodontal health problems.
Individuals and families that don’t have easy access to the trace fluoride provided by municipal water are also at increased risk of tooth enamel demineralization.
Your routine dental checkups at Dr. Vitaly Friedman’s dentist office will not only clean your teeth, it will also serve to monitor the overall health of your mouth. If our dentist finds early signs of tooth enamel erosion, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment, which can often be done during the same appointment.
If he has additional concerns about the strength of your teeth he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Used as directed a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash can help you maintain strong teeth between your regularly scheduled dental checkups.
If you live in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey, region and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call (908) 604-5959 to schedule a dental checkup at 21st Century Dental Care.