The enamel layer of your teeth can be slowly degraded by the effects of acidic foods and drinks. If left unchecked, this process of enamel erosion can lead to tooth decay and tooth sensitivity issues.
If you’ve had problems with cavities in the past and you’re also experiencing tooth sensitivity issues, it’s quite likely that Dr. James Thomason will recommend administering a basic fluoride treatment at the end of your regular dental checkup.
Fluoride exposure helps to strengthen tooth enamel, making it harder for tooth decay to form, while also fortifying the microscopic channels in the enamel that cause most sensitivity problems.
To administer the fluoride treatment Dr. James Thomason pours a concentrated enamel solution into trays that are inserted in your mouth. You will need to hold them there for a few minutes while the fluoride saturates your tooth enamel.
It’s a good idea to avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour after the fluoride treatment. This will allow the fluoride to have the maximum effect.
Brushing your teeth with a toothpaste that has added fluoride is a great way to help improve the integrity of your tooth enamel every day.
If you have had issues with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity, you should call Dr. James Thomason at 208-356-3012 to schedule an appointment for a fluoride treatment