Tooth enamel that has been compromised by poor oral hygiene and the frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages invites the bacteria in your mouth to develop cavities. Once they have established a presence in a compromised tooth, the tooth decay will gradually start to spread.
If Dr. Behzad Abadi has concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend receiving a fluoride treatment at Behzad Abadi DMD. This will restore some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
It can be administered at the end of your dental exam. To do this, Dr. Behzad Abadi will pour concentrated fluoride gel into a special tray that is inserted into your mouth. You will need to hold the tray there for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate the tooth enamel. Try to avoid eating and drinking for an hour afterward to maximize the fluoride saturation of your teeth.
It might also be a good idea to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. This will help increase daily fluoride exposure that is necessary in keeping your tooth enamel strong in between your regular dental checkups.
If you live in the Encino, California, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 818-514-8732 to schedule a dental exam with a fluoride treatment at Behzad Abadi DMD.