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The outer layer on each of your teeth is clad in strong tooth enamel. This is what gives your teeth the strength to bite, chew, and grind, while also protecting the sensitive internal structures of the tooth and resisting tooth decay.

Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Nasson Rodriguez includes monitoring the overall health and strength of your teeth. If he has a concern about the strength and overall health of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment.

This simple treatment only takes a few minutes and can easily be included in your dental checkup. It is designed to bolster the mineral strength of your teeth to help prevent future cavities.

The treatment involves Dr. Nasson Rodriguez pouring a small amount of a special concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that are inserted into your mouth along with a gentle suction wand. They will need to be held there for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to permeate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.

It would also be beneficial to brush your teeth twice each day with a toothpaste with added fluoride. Limiting your consumption of acidic drinks can also help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel.

If you live in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area and you are due for your next dental checkup you should call 504-364-1333 to schedule an appointment at Nasson Rodriguez.