All-day, every day, the enamel of our teeth is under attack from inside and out. For example:
- Acidic foods and drinks can erode your enamel
- Gastroesophageal reflux can cause a constant tooth bathing of destructive digestive acids
- Bruxism (clenching and grinding) can cause enamel to wear
- Carbohydrate-rich and sugary foods, even occasionally, can feed bacteria that attack your enamel
All of this demineralization of tooth enamel is why Allen Dental Studio encourages our patients, from teens to seniors, to take advantage of professional fluoride treatments at every visit. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that both aids in the remineralization of teeth to make them stronger and more resistant to decay and damage and disrupts acid production. In fact, regular fluoride treatments have been shown to reverse early decay and help decrease tooth sensitivity, especially at the gumline. It’s painless, safe, fast, and can be done at the same time as your regular cleanings.