The American Dental Association recommends attending a routine dental checkup and cleaning every six months. Here at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC, our dental checkups are designed to address all the aspects of maintaining a good oral health. This includes a thorough cleaning procedure, a dental exam, as well as a screening for oral and pharyngeal cancer.
The dental exam will allow Dr. Nicastro and Dr. Felpo to monitor the health of your gums while also detecting any signs of tooth decay.
In some cases, a tooth might not suffer from a cavity, but the tooth enamel might show signs of demineralization. This is even more likely to be the case if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity problems. If it’s not counteracted in some way, the compromised tooth enamel could harbor a new cavity.
One easy way to boost the mineral strength of your tooth enamel is to have our dentists administer a standard fluoride treatment.
Our dentists will simply pour concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking for a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
Drs. Nicastro and Felpo might also prescribe fluoride supplements if your teeth show significant signs of enamel erosion. Most people like to use either a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthrinse. These can be applied to your teeth right before you go to bed to allow the fluoride to deeply saturate the microscopic pores in the tooth enamel.
If you suspect that your tooth sensitivity issues are linked to enamel erosion, you should call N.J. Nicastro Dental PC at 631-928-2020 to schedule a fluoride treatment in Port Jefferson Station, New York.