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Acidic beverages and plaque acids from poor oral hygiene can have a gradual demineralization effect on your tooth enamel. As the mineral density of your teeth starts to degrade it can raise your chances of suffering from cavities as well as tooth sensitivity problems.

Long-standing research has shown that exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to bolster the mineral density of tooth enamel. This process, which is known as remineralization can help prevent new problems with tooth decay and sensitivity.  

If your regularly scheduled dental checkup at Dr. Scott Ellard’s dental office reveals signs of demineralized tooth enamel he might recommend a fluoride treatment. This can easily be performed at the end of the appointment to help fortify the mineral density of your teeth.  

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste is also a great way to increase your fluoride exposure every day. It might also be wise to make some changes to your diet.

If there are further concerns about the strength of your teeth he might provide you with a prescription for concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

If you live in the Portage, Michigan, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 269-329-1880 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Scott Ellard Dentistry’s dental offices.