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If you do not brush your teeth twice each day, and do not floss at least once per day, food debris, plaque and acids can cause bad breath and gum disease. These substances can also cause problems for your tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay. If our dentist, Dr. George Daszko finds that your tooth enamel has been compromised, he may suggest a fluoride treatment. This may involve the dentist giving you a treatment in the office, prescribing fluoride rinse or supplements.

In addition, the dentist may suggest using a toothpaste with extra fluoride, or a mouthwash with a fluoride additive. It is important to remember that very young children may not need to brush with fluoride, and that if your local government fluoridates the water supply and you use a fluoridated toothpaste, you are probably getting enough. However, your dentist is the best person to evaluate your fluoride intake.

If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you frequently struggle with sensitivity symptoms you should call 512-288-6444 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at The Artful Dentist.