Despite tooth enamel being very hard and durable, it is susceptible to bacteria and acids from food and drink. These substances can erode the microscopic mineral crystals that your tooth enamel is comprised of, increasing your risk of tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, our dentist can provide fluoride supplements to replace lost mineral crystals and strengthen the tooth enamel.
If you have developed tooth sensitivity or a cavity as a result of insufficient fluoride, notify Dr. Rick Jackomis. Our dentist may suggest routine fluoride treatment, which is a quick procedure performed during your dental checkup. Dr. Rick Jackomis can also prescribe fluoride supplements in the form of a gel, tablet, mouth rinse, fluoridated toothpaste to help you improve your tooth enamel daily.
If you receive an ingested prescription fluoride supplement, we encourage you to take it at the prescribed time each day. If using a fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse, brush or rinse your mouth with it at bedtime. The goal is to apply your fluoride supplement when you will not be eating or drinking for at least an hour so that the fluoride can penetrate and enhance your tooth enamel.
If you are interested in receiving prescription fluoride supplements in Sterling, Virginia, you are welcome to call 703-444-9244 today to schedule an appointment at Rick Jackomis, DDS.