Maintaining your healthy teeth begins with caring for the mineral density and strength of your tooth enamel. However, a combination of poor or inconsistent oral hygiene habits and the consumption of acid from foods and drinks can reduce these dental mineral and create microscopic textures in the enamel that can lead to cavities.
By exposing fluoride to your teeth, we can help repair erosion of the microscopic minerals in a process known as remineralization. This can reverse tooth sensitivity and prevent the formation of new cavities.
If you seem to struggle with frequent tooth decay and issues of tooth sensitivity, Dr. Lida M. Vargas may recommend professional fluoride treatment that can be performed after our team has completed your routine cleaning and dental checkup.
To perform the treatment, we pour a small amount of the fluoride concentration into a mouth tray and insert it in your mouth for a short time. You may need to avoid eating or drinking for a while after so that the fluoride to deeply penetrate and revive the tooth enamel.
If you are unable to drink fluoridated water regularly or Dr. Lida M. Vargas, Dr. Rueda, or Dr. Kang, determines that your enamel erosion needs additional help, she may provide daily fluoride supplements in the form of a mouth rinse or concentrated fluoride toothpaste.
If you are interested in receiving fluoride treatment in Fairfax, Virginia, we invite you to call 703-385-3800 today and schedule a checkup with our dentist at Virginia Dental Group.