Strong, healthy tooth enamel is your best line of defense against suffering the ravages of tooth decay. While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening will go a long way toward cleaning food material and plaque from your teeth, it may not be enough to fully prevent tooth decay.

Your tooth enamel can be weakened by acidic beverages and the bacterial living in your mouth.

Attending your twice-annual dental checkup at Jordan Landing Smiles will allow our team to thoroughly clean your teeth as well as monitor the health of your teeth and gums. Should Dr. Powell notice signs of compromised tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment.

This will expose your tooth enamel to the concentrated fluoride that will effectively remineralize your tooth enamel.

Dr. Powell administers the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray. A small suction hose will then be inserted in your mouth to capture any stray gel and saliva.

Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate deep into your tooth enamel.

If your teeth show significant signs of enamel erosion, Dr. Powell might prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse.

If you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in West Jordan, UT, you should call West Jordan Dental Office to schedule a checkup with Dr. Powell.