Your tooth enamel depends on its mineral density for strength, but this can become depleted if you have poor oral hygiene and don’t drink fluoridated water regularly. When the tooth enamel is weak, you are more likely to develop cavities. Our dentist can provide prescription fluoride supplements if you need to treat weak tooth enamel before it results in tooth decay.
Alvarado Family Dentistry can offer an in-office fluoride treatment following your dental checkup, though our dentist may also encourage the use of fluoride supplements if your smile is showing signs of weak tooth enamel.
Fluoride supplements can be administered in the form of highly concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouthwashes. The best time to use these products is when you are about to go to sleep or when you plan to go without food and drink for at least an hour. The fluoride needs time to soak into the tooth enamel in order to be effective.
You can gain more from the effects of fluoride supplements if you also have excellent oral hygiene habits. These should include using a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day and flossing your smile, addressing each tooth.
Please feel free to give Alvarado Family Dentistry a call at 888-635-6401 today if you would like to consider your options for fluoride supplements in Alvarado, Texas, and would appreciate recommendations from our dentists, Dr. Ese Okugbaye and Dr. Rita Okugbaye.