Strong tooth enamel is essential for maintaining healthy teeth, and good oral health weighs heavily in your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. They also advise you to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day.
The ADA also notes that you should have a dental checkup administered twice each year by a professionally trained dentist. This outpatient appointment will effectively clean your teeth while monitoring your mouth for any signs of a problem.
When you visit Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry for your checkup, Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce will check for any signs of gum disease, cavities or other oral health conditions. If any are found, she will help you understand the necessary treatment or preventative measures that can restore your oral health. If your tooth enamel shows signs of demineralization, she might perform a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth.
Your fluoride treatment can often be done at the end of the dental checkup. This treatment involves our dentist pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. You will hold these trays in your mouth along with a suction wand. In a few minutes, the concentrated fluoride will saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to help bolster the mineral density.
If you live in Venice, Florida, and if you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 941-497-4997 to set up an appointment at Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry.