Each routine dental checkup performed at Henry B. Bowman, DDS is designed to address the multiple aspects involved in maintaining good oral health. Strong tooth enamel is very important for the prevention of tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps restore the microscopic mineral crystals that make tooth enamel so strong. your dentist, Dr. Henry Bowman, can administer a fluoride treatment in just a few minutes following your dental checkup.
Concentrated fluoride gel will be poured into a tray that is inserted in your mouth and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
If your enamel erosion issues are severe, Dr. Henry Bowman might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse that you apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night.
You might also want to try using a brand of toothpaste with added fluoride to increase your daily fluoride exposure.
If you are due for your next checkup and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Houston, Texas, you should call 713-961-9894 to schedule an appointment at Henry B. Bowman, DDS.