Fluoride has long been known for its ability to strengthen tooth enamel. Exposing your teeth to trace amounts of fluoride on a daily basis helps fortify your tooth enamel to help prevent cavities. To aid in this effort many municipal water sources include a small amount of fluoride.
If you live in a rural location, chances are you don’t have ready access to fluoridated water. This can increase your chances of suffering tooth decay on multiple teeth.
One easy way to strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce your chances of suffering from cavities, Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II administer a simple fluoride treatment. This can often be done at the end of your routine dental checkup at his Greeley, Colorado clinic.
To further maintain healthy tooth enamel Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II might also 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. If possible, you want 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 and make any necessary improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine. This will reduce the acidic environment in your mouth to allow the fluoride supplements to have maximum effect.
If you live in the Greeley, Colorado, area and you have cavity prevention concerns, you should call 970-506-1122 to schedule a dental checkup at Nicholas A. Jamison II DDS.