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Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense collection of microscopic mineral crystals that create a porous surface on your teeth. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits it can cause plaque acids to increase in your mouth. As this continues to occur it can gradually demineralize your tooth enamel causing the microscopic pores to expand.

Over time this progressive demineralization could expose the sensitive dentin layer causing significant tooth sensitivity symptoms, as well as increasing your chances of suffering cavities on multiple teeth.

To help prevent these problems from worsening, Dr. Lida M. Vargas might recommend a treatment plan that increases the fluoride exposure of your teeth.

Fluoride has the ability to restore some of tooth enamel’s mineral density. It can effectively reduce the size of the pores in your tooth enamel to decrease tooth sensitivity symptoms and your chances of suffering tooth decay.

Dr. Lida M. Vargas will likely start by administering a fluoride treatment at her Fairfax, Virginia, dental office. can make a significant improvement to the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time. If she feels it is warranted, Dr. Lida M. Vargas might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially formulated extra-strength fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

If you live in the Fairfax, Virginia, area and you have concerns about the health of your teeth, you should call 703-385-3800 to explore your fluoride options at Virginia Dental Group.