Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and can be found in many foods as well as many local water supplies. You receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using fluoridated toothpaste when brushing your teeth, but sometimes, additional care is needed to help strengthen and protect your teeth. If this is the case for you, our dentist can provide you with a professional fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from cavities.
As you go about your day, the foods and drinks you consume cause bacteria, sugars and acids to attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth, gradually wearing your teeth down and eventually leading to the development of cavities. Fluoride works by remineralizing your tooth enamel so that it can more effectively resist decay-causing factors. Fluoride is also important for children, as it helps strengthen teeth as they develop so that they remain strong and healthy in adulthood.
Fluoride treatments can be provided in just a few minutes as part of your regular dental visits. Our dentist will check your mouth during your exams to see if your teeth are at greater risk of tooth decay and will recommend fluoride treatments as needed. This preventive treatment is available for both children and adults, and it may come in the form of a gel, varnish or foam.
To schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatment, please contact our office today.