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Your teeth rely on the mineral strength of your tooth enamel for the strength to bite and chew food. Strong tooth enamel is also essential for preventing cavities and problems with tooth sensitivity.

If your regularly scheduled dental checkups with Dr. Tom G. Schleicher reveals a problem with the strength of your tooth enamel he might recommend a simple fluoride treatment. It can often be administered at the end of your appointment to help fortify the mineral density of your teeth.

If he has further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel our dentist might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse are popular options that many patients choose. With consistent use and basic improvements in your daily oral hygiene habits the fluoride supplements can help you maintain strong teeth between your dental checkups.

It’s also important to make sure that you are thoroughly brushing your teeth twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. When flossing each day make sure to clean into the gumline as well as behind each of your rear molars.

If you live in the Colonial Heights, Virginia, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 804-526-0231 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC.