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Strong and healthy teeth are very important to the overall function of your mouth. Tooth decay damages your teeth, can cause pain and can be costly to treat. Untreated cavities can result in lost teeth and infections.

Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is an effective way to reduce the plaque, acids and bacteria on your teeth, and will keep them strong.

If Dr. Kevin Scott notices any early signs of weakened tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a simple fluoride treatment at the end of your routine dental checkup. If he feels it’s warranted, he might also include a prescription for a fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash. Cutting back on acidic foods and beverages will reduce the chance of damage tp your tooth enamel and maximize the effect of the fluoride.

If you live in the The Woodlands, Texas, area and you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity, or are concerned about your, or your child’s fluoride levels, you should call 281-363-3308 to schedule a dental exam and explore the fluoride options offered at Sterling Ridge Dental Center.