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Your tooth enamel plays an important role providing your teeth with the necessary hardness to bite and chew your food before you swallow it. It also protects the internal parts of your tooth from the bacteria and acids in your mouth.

If you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice a day, or you don’t floss at least once per day, plaque, acids and food debris can cause contribute to gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. Fortunately, treating your teeth with fluoride can help reverse tooth enamel erosion. This could come from several possible sources including municipal water, fluoride toothpaste, or a mouthwash containing.

If your checkup with our dentist reveals signs of damaged tooth enamel, our dentists, Drs. Nichols and Cicmanec might recommend a fluoride treatment. A fluoride treatment may include a prescription for fluoride supplements, or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse. Your dentist can also administer a fluoride treatment in the office. Before increasing your fluoride intake on your own, you should ask the dentist to evaluate the condition of your teeth.

If you are in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call (605) 335-8640 to schedule a dental checkup with Drs. Nichols and Cicmanec at Prairie Dental Center.