Preventing tooth decay is essential for maintaining long term oral health. When your tooth enamel is compromised, a small cavity can gradually become worse and start to affect the dentin and other core structures of a tooth. This can lead to tooth loss or even an abscess.
For early detection and treatment of tooth decay, you should schedule regular appointments with our dentists, Dr. Henry K. Danziger or Matthew Kerr every six months. These appointments are designed to clean your teeth, as well as detect any developing oral health problems.
If your teeth show signs of tooth enamel erosion, the doctor might suggest a fluoride treatment at the end of your appointment. This involves applying fluoride to your teeth in trays that you hold in your mouth. This will give the fluoride a chance to saturate your tooth enamel. Going forward, you will need to make a conscious effort to brush your teeth twice each day as well as thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline.
If you live in the Naugatuck, Connecticut, area, and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 203.729.0563 to schedule a dental checkup at Henry K. Danziger DDS.