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Your tooth enamel is a very hard mineral substance. While it gives your teeth the durability to handle the daily chewing of food, its mineral density also helps prevent bacteria from developing cavities.

Tooth enamel that has been weakened by poor oral hygiene and acidic foods and beverages is more likely to host bacterial tooth decay. This can also make your teeth more prone to the discomfort caused by tooth sensitivity.

One easy and effective way to strengthen compromised tooth enamel and prevent new cavities is to have Dr. Maria Sese administer a fluoride treatment at her Jersey City, New Jersey, dental office.

This can often be done at the end of your twice-annual dental checkup. Dr. Maria Sese will pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a special tray. It will be inserted in your mouth with a suction wand and held there for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.

In the future, you might want to also consider making a few lifestyle changes. This could include cutting back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but you might want to try rinsing your mouth afterward. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste can also be very helpful.

If you live in the Jersey City, New Jersey, area and you are concerned about the mineral strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 201-332-4699 to schedule a checkup with a fluoride treatment at East Coast Family Dental.