The American Dental Association notes that a consistent oral hygiene routine and attending a dental checkup twice each are critical components for maintaining a healthy mouth. Dental checkups performed at Solis Dental Group are designed to clean your teeth while also monitoring your mouth for any early signs of an oral health problem.
If our dentist Dr. Kevin Solis notices signs of tooth enamel erosion he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This is intended to rejuvenate some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel to help prevent cavities.
This treatment process involves pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel to special mouth shaped trays. They will be inserted in your mouth along with a suction wand to catch any excess saliva or stray fluoride gel. You will need to bite down lightly for a few minutes while the fluoride saturates the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.
It’s important to keep in mind that a fluoride treatment is merely a preventative measure. It cannot treat an active area of tooth decay. If Dr. Kevin Solis finds a cavity on one of your teeth he will help you understand your treatment options. This might involve applying dental filling or performing a dental crown restoration.
If you live in Moline, Illinois, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 309-764-4944 to schedule an appointment at Solis Dental Group.