Cavities often occur when poor oral hygiene allows the natural bacteria in your mouth to exploit a tooth that has been chipped or suffers from weakened tooth enamel. When this happens, it can cause discomfort and heightened sensitivity. Without timely treatment by Dr. L.C. Chilimigras at his clinic in Battle Creek, Michigan, the cavity could grow to cause more serious complications.
Your routine dental checkup at LC Chilimigras includes a dental cleaning and thorough examination of your mouth. This will help to identify any oral health problems or develop preventative measures to address an area of concern.
If Dr. L.C. Chilimigras is concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This can be administered the treatment at the end of the exam, to fortify the mineral density of your tooth enamel. The net effect is teeth that are more resistant to cavities and less likely to experience tooth sensitivity.
Dr. L.C. Chilimigras performs the fluoride treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes. It’s best to avoid eating or drinking for at least half an hour after the treatment. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate deep into your tooth enamel.
If you don’t have daily access to municipal water, or Dr. L.C. Chilimigras has further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel he might also prescribe fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Battle Creek, Michigan, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call (269) 964-7660 to schedule a checkup at LC Chilimigras. Our dental professionals are ready to better your smile today!