Your teeth get the strength to chew food and resist cavities due to the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene habits and the regular consumption of acidic beverages can sometimes weaken your tooth enamel. If this goes unnoticed or untreated you could be at increased risk of suffering cavities on multiple teeth.
One easy way to strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay is to have our dentist administer a simple fluoride treatment. This can often be done at the end of your routine dental checkup in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
If our dentists have further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, they might provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. This can help maintain the health of your teeth in between your dental checkups.
Common fluoride supplements could come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash. It’s best to administer the fluoride supplements to your teeth right before bed or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking anything for at least an hour.
You might want to also consider cutting back on acidic beverages in the future. This will reduce the acidic environment in your mouth to allow the fluoride supplements to have maximum effect.
If you live in the Jonesboro, Arkansas, area and you have cavity prevention concerns, please call 870-972-8190 to schedule a dental checkup at Woodruff Family Dental. Dr. Tim Woodruff, Dr. Randy Woodruff, and Dr. Robert Kaloghirou look forward to helping you create healthy, beautiful smiles!