The mineral composition of enamel layer on your teeth is very hard and durable, thus allowing you to bite, chew and grind very hard foods. These same minerals act as a shield to protect the pulp and root of your tooth from the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
If you consume acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis, or if your oral hygiene routine is less than perfect, it can cause the minerals of your tooth enamel to degrade. This increases the chance of you developing tooth decay.
If your dentist suspects that your tooth enamel has lost some of its integrity, he might recommend a fluoride treatment in Folsom, California. Fluoride restores the mineral integrity of tooth enamel on a microscopic level.
Dr. Garth Collins can administer the fluoride treatment after your regular dental checkup. This is done by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are placed in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic areas of your tooth enamel.
If you are interested in having a fluoride treatment, you should call our experienced dental team at 916.985.2550 to schedule an appointment.