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While your tooth enamel is very hard, it is actually made up of microscopic pores. They can start to expand if poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices cause the acid to build up in your mouth. As this occurs your teeth will be at an increased risk of suffering cavities and sensitivity.

Many municipalities have introduced fluoride to their water system to help prevent cavities.  If you don’t live in an area with fluoridated water, a fluoride supplement from your dentist can be helpful.

Dr. Jeffrey Brink might be able to provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a toothpaste or mouthwash. They can be used just before bed to allow the fluoride to deeply saturate your tooth enamel. You can help preserve your teeth by limiting acidic foods and drinks, and brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.  

If you live in the Whitmore Lake, Michigan, area and you are concerned about the overall strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 810-231-2288 to explore the fluoride options available at Lakeview Dental Care.