Dental Caries, dental attrition, and tooth decay complications can start out causing minor discomfort. As time goes by they can lead to more severe symptoms including tooth loss, gum disease, toothaches, and increased potential for a developing a dangerous dental abscess.
If you have problems with maintaining good oral hygiene or you drink acidic beverages on a regular basis, it can weaken the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This can leave your teeth at increasing risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity discomfort.
If Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis notice signs of weakened tooth enamel, during your dental checkup they might recommend bolstering the mineral strength of your tooth enamel with a simple fluoride treatment. It can often be done at the end of the appointment in just a few short minutes.
The doctor or qualified staffmember will simply pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. They will need to be held in your mouth, along with a suction wand, for a few minutes.
Immediately following the fluoride treatment, you should try to abstain from eating or drinking anything for up to half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to fully saturate your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Medford, Oregon, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 541-779-3993 to schedule a dental checkup at Northwest Dental Associates.