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Healthy teeth are essential to the function of your important function of your mouth. To answer this concern, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night as well as thoroughly flossing once a day. They further advise you to have a dental checkup administered by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Mark A. Osenieks.

If any areas of tooth decay or periodontal health problems are detected he will help you understand the necessary treatment or preventative measures. Tooth enamel that shows signs of demineralization might be addressed by performing a fluoride treatment to help prevent future dental caries.

This can be done at the end of the appointment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays. They will be inserted into your mouth along with a suction wand. You will need to lightly bite down to hold them in place for a few minutes. The concentrated fluoride will then saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.

Afterward, you should try to abstain from eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to fully saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.

If you live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call (616) 453-0002 to set up an appointment at Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC.