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Tooth decay can vary in severity, yet it is always inconvenient and can prove costly to treat. Fortunately, a consistent oral hygiene regimen and regular attendance of your routine dental exams can significantly reduce your chances of suffering a cavity. At the same time, there are also other measures you can take to improve your chances of protecting your teeth.

One easy preventative measure is to have Dr. Jon Ormson administer a fluoride treatment at the end of your dental exam and cleaning. This can help bolster the strength of your tooth enamel between checkups.

If Dr. Jon Ormson has further concerns about the strength of your teeth, he might also prescribe some daily-use fluoride supplements. This might come in the form of sublingual tabs, gels, a concentrated fluoride toothpaste, or specially formulated mouthwash.

You will need to take ingestible fluoride supplements as directed. A fluoride gel toothpaste or mouthwash should be applied to your teeth right before going to sleep or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking for at least a half hour.

If you live in the Amarillo, Texas area and you’re concerned about the health of your tooth enamel, we invite you to reach out to our team by calling 806-354-8526 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Jon Ormson. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile care needs!