Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Sterling Whitworth is designed to detect and diagnose several oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. If your teeth show signs of weakened tooth enamel or decay, Dr. Sterling Whitworth might recommend a fluoride treatment.
This can be administered at the end of the dental checkup to strengthen your tooth enamel to help prevent future cavities and complications.
During the treatment, your dentist will pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are inserted into 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.
If your tooth enamel appears to be significantly compromised, Dr. Sterling Whitworth might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. This usually comes in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse that you can apply to your teeth right before you go to sleep each night.
You might also want to try using fluoride toothpaste to increase your daily fluoride exposure.
If you’ve been having tooth decay and sensitivity issues, you might want to call Covington Dental Partners at 770-786-9339 to ask about a fluoride treatment in Covington, Georgia.