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As you go about your average day, the acidic foods and beverages you consume can deplete the mineral content of your tooth enamel. This process of demineralization can is even more likely to occur if you have inconsistent oral hygiene habits. If it’s not counteracted in some way, this can weaken your teeth, making them prone to cavities and tooth sensitivity.

One easy and effective way to strengthen tooth enamel and maintain healthy teeth is to have your dentist, Dr. Paul L. Evans, administer a fluoride treatment in Grass Valley, California. This can often be done at the end of your twice-annual dental checkup.

This involves Dr. Paul L. Evans pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is inserted in your mouth 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.

You might want to also consider 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 are interested in a fluoride treatment, you can call 530.273.4442 to schedule an appointment at Paul L. Evans, DDS.