Tooth Enamel Erosion Can Increase The Risk of Cavities

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Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the strength to break down food to make it easier to swallow and digest. It also helps your teeth resist the damage caused by tooth decay.

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene habits or failing to attend your dental checkups at Birch Family Dental can lead to the chronic buildup of food debris, plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Left unaddressed, this situation could lead to cavities on multiple teeth as well as tooth sensitivity problems. If you have a dental health concern, it’s best to schedule with Dr. Bryant Birch. If your cavity is small enough, they might be able to treat the area of tooth decay with a dental filling. If the dentist has further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, they might recommend administering a fluoride treatment and using prescription fluoride supplements. Our dentists might also advise you on minor improvements you can make in your daily routine which can help reduce your chances of suffering new cavities between your visits.

If you live in the Green River, Wyoming, area and you have concerns about the strength and health of your teeth, you should call 307-875-3658 to schedule a checkup at Birch Family Dental.