Tooth enamel is made up of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. This gives your teeth the necessary hardness to bite off and break down food into small pieces that can be swallowed safely. Tooth enamel also serves to protect the sensitive internal structures of your teeth.
Poor oral hygiene habits or failing to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups can lead to a build-up of tartar and other bacterial deposits. In time, this can create an acidic environment to develop in your mouth, which could start to demineralize your tooth enamel.
As this problem continues to progress, it could increase your risk of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems. It’s also worth noting that compromised tooth enamel can increase your chances of suffering a dental fracture or the loss of an existing dental filling.
One easy way to rejuvenate the strength of your tooth enamel is to have a fluoride treatment administered by our dentist, Dr. A. Agustin Vega. This can quickly bolster some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. Once this is done, he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. With regular use, they can help strengthen and maintain your tooth enamel between your dental checkups.
If you live in the Olympia, Washington, area and have concerns about the strength of your teeth, you should call 360-943-5551 to schedule a dental checkup with our team at A. Agustin Vega.