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Your tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to bite, chew, and grind the foods you eat. If you struggle to maintain a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine, plaque acids could start to build up in your mouth. This could gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel, which could increase your chances of suffering cavities on multiple teeth.

This demineralization can be exacerbated if you frequently consume acidic beverages, or you are continuing to struggle with an eating disorder.

Exposing your teeth to fluoride can help rebuild and remineralize your tooth enamel. This could come from several possible sources including municipal water, fluoride toothpaste, or a fluoride fortified mouthwash.

If these sources aren’t sufficient for maintaining strong tooth enamel, Dr. David Wilhelm might also recommend a fluoride treatment or offer to provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Using these each day can help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel between dental checkups.

You should also make sure that you are brushing your teeth each day with a brand of toothpaste that includes added fluoride and has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you are in the Newport Beach, California, are and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 949-752-1210 to schedule a dental checkup at Newport Dental Arts OC.