The American Dental Association recommends attending a regular dental checkup every six months. Here at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, every dental checkup and cleaning is designed to address all the elements of maintaining a healthy mouth. This starts with one of our professional dental hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove any plaque buildup and hardened calculus.
Then, your dentist will examine your mouth to look for any signs of oral cancer, periodontal disease, or tooth decay. If he has any concerns about the general strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment.
Your dentist typically suggests doing this immediately following your regular dental checkup and cleaning to ensure your teeth have been fully cleaned and any other problems have been addressed.
During the treatment, concentrated fluoride is poured into a special tray that is inserted into your mouth with a suction wand. It will be held there for a few minutes. Afterward, you will need to avoid eating and drinking for up to an hour to maximize the fluoride saturation in your tooth enamel.
If you’ve been struggling with significant tooth sensitivity issues, or if your teeth show severe signs of weakened tooth enamel, your dentist might prescribe daily use fluoride supplements.
If you live in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 248-852-8766 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.