Acidic Beverages and Plaque Acids Can Threaten the Mineral Integrity of Your Tooth Enamel

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The outer tooth enamel layer of your teeth gives them the hardness and durability to bite, chew, and grind the foods you eat. It is made from a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals.

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow plaque acids to build up in your mouth. When combined with the frequent consumption of acidic beverages the acidic environment in your mouth can start to weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

As this starts to happen your teeth will be at increased risk of suffering cavities and tooth This can lead sensitivity complications.

Exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to reverse this process of demineralization and restore the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. One fast and efficient way to do this is to have Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC administer a fluoride treatment at the end of your regular dental checkup.

Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC does this by pouring a concentrated fluoride gel into trays held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour after the treatment to allow the fluoride to have maximum effect.

Going forward you might want to consider cutting back on acidic foods and beverages this will help prevent an acidic environment from developing in your mouth again. Brushing your teeth each day with a fluoride added toothpaste will also help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 520-298-5556 to schedule a checkup with fluoride treatment at Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC.