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If you don’t have ready access to fluoridated municipal water or you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene regimen, it can potentially affect the strength of your tooth enamel. If a dentist like Dr. Paul Hanna notice early signs of tooth enamel demineralization during your dental checkup he might recommend a simple fluoride treatment.

It can often be performed at the end of the appointment to quickly bolster the mineral strength 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.

This often comes in the form of a concentrated toothpaste or mouthwash. Applying them to your teeth right before going to sleep or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking anything can help maximize the fluoride’s effect.

You also need to make sure that you are brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This should then be followed by thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth, along the gumline and behind each of your rear molars.

If you live in the New London, Connecticut, region and you have ongoing concerns about the strength of your teeth you should call 860-442-3323 to schedule a dental checkup at the dental practice of Paul Hanna, DMD PC.