A poor oral hygiene routine and regularly consuming acidic foods and drinks can put your teeth at significant risk of developing cavities. These habits gradually cause your tooth enamel to break down, creating textured areas for bacteria to exploit. In time, it can even create microscopic channels in your tooth enamel, leading to sensitivity issues when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic things.
Exposing your tooth enamel to fluoride is one of the most effective methods for restoring the enamel. This can easily be accomplished by having your dentist, Dr. Gabe Brizze, administer a fluoride treatment.
This treatment can be done immediately following your regular dental checkup and cleaning. Concentrated fluoride will be poured into special trays that are inserted into your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You will need to avoid eating and drinking for up to an hour to maximize the fluoride saturation in your tooth enamel.
If you’ve been struggling with tooth decay issues or sensitivity problems, you should call Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme at 208-624-3757 to ask about a fluoride treatment in St. Anthony, Idaho.