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Over the course of an average day the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume, can erode the integrity of your tooth enamel on a microscopic level. Left unchecked, this process of demineralization can leave you prone to tooth decay and sensitivity problems.

Fortunately, exposing your tooth enamel to the presence of fluoride helps to restore this microscopic mineral erosion. This process, known as remineralization can actually reverse sensitivity problems and prevent new areas of tooth decay from forming.

If you’ve struggled with chronic tooth decay and sensitivity issues Dr. Nitya Balan will often recommend a basic fluoride treatment. It can be conveniently administered after she has completed your regular dental checkup and cleaning.

Dr. Nitya Balan simply pours a little bit of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward you should avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate deep into your tooth enamel.

If you have well water or Dr. Nitya Balan thinks your enamel erosion issues need further help, then she might prescribe some form of daily fluoride supplements.

If you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you might want to call Dr. Nitya Balan’s {city], Texas office at 512.260.8330 to set up a fluoride treatment.