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Your tooth enamel is composed of a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystal structures. The minute pores in these structures can be expanded by acidic foods and beverages and poor oral hygiene practices. This process of enamel erosion can gradually increase your chances of suffering tooth decay and sensitivity.

Without timely treatment and intervention, these problems could become severe.

In a situation like this, Dr. Kevin Solis might recommend increasing your fluoride exposure. This will likely start with performing a fluoride treatment at Solis Dental Group.

To help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel on a daily basis, Dr. Kevin Solis might provide you with prescription fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of sublingual tabs, gels, mouthwash or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.

If you are prescribed an ingestible fluoride supplement, you will need to take it at the specified times. Should your dentist prescribe a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, you should brush or rinse with it right before going to sleep or at a time when you can refrain from eating or drinking for the better part of an hour.

If you live in the Moline, Illinois, area and you’re concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 309-764-4944 to schedule a dental exam at Solis Dental Group.