Brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste represents an important first step in cleaning away bacterial deposits from the surfaces of your teeth. Flossing at least once per day also serves to clear food particles and plaque from the spaces between teeth and the gumline.
Having a dentist like Dr. Sharon Bleiler administer a dental checkup is also a critical component for maintaining a healthy mouth. The simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean your teeth, polish away minor dental stains and detect any developing oral health issues before they worsen. It includes monitoring the general strength of your tooth enamel as well as detecting any early signs of gum disease and oral cancer.
If our dentist is concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, she might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. It can be done immediately following your dental checkup to help strengthen your tooth enamel, which will reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity problems in between your dental checkups.
If possible, you should avoid eating or drinking anything for half an hour after the treatment to allow the fluoride to fully permeate the microscopic pores and textures of your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, area, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 215-277-7880 to set up an appointment at Noble Dentistry.