Your tooth enamel is made up of a hard mineral structure that is composed of microscopic crystals. Throughout an average day, the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods you consume can gradually deplete the mineral’s density. This creates microscopic pores where tooth decay can form.
Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to fluoride can help restore this microscopic mineral erosion. This process, which is known as remineralization, can start to reverse tooth sensitivity and prevent new cavities from forming.
If you’ve struggled with chronic tooth decay and sensitivity, your dentist, Dr. Eric Goldberg, will likely recommend a basic fluoride treatment. It can be conveniently administered after he has completed your regular dental checkup and cleaning.
Dr. Eric Goldberg administers the 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 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate into your tooth enamel.
If Dr. Eric Goldberg thinks your enamel erosion issues need further help, then he might prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse.
If you have concerns about the integrity of your tooth enamel, you might want to call Eric Goldberg, DDS Family & General Dentistry at 610-363-6181 to ask about a fluoride treatment in Exton, Pennsylvania.