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Healthy tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives teeth the necessary hardness to bite and process food for safe swallowing, while also resisting the bacterial demineralization of tooth decay.

An inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine, or failing to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry can lead to the chronic build up of plaque acids in your mouth. This could be compounded by nutritional deficiencies as well as the frequent consumption of acidic beverages.

If the worsening tooth enamel erosion persists, you could develop multiple cavities on multiple teeth. This could also occur in conjunction with tooth sensitivity problems.

If you have a concern about the health of your teeth, it’s best to schedule a dental checkup at Dr. Douglas Wheelock’s dental office. If the cavities are small he might be able to treat the area of tooth decay by applying dental fillings.

Should he have further concerns about the strength of your teeth, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment and using prescription daily fluoride supplements.

Dr. Douglas Wheelock will likely also advise you on minor changes and improvements you can make in your attempts to brush twice and floss at least once each day. This can help reduce your chances of suffering new cavities between your routine dental checkups.

If you live in the Sioux City, Iowa, area and you have concerns about the strength and health of your teeth, you should call 712-274-2038 to schedule a checkup at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry’s dental offices.