To support teeth that may be susceptible to decay-causing bacteria, Allen Dentistry may recommend a concentrated fluoride treatment. Great for children with newly erupting teeth, fluoride can also be highly beneficial for adults who may need extra help protecting their teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is widely available in natural resources like dirt, rocks, and soil. Studies show that fluoride is a vital part of a healthy smile because it helps to build up tooth enamel and protect against cavities. That is why it has been added to city water, toothpastes, and mouth rinses. Though you are getting small doses of fluoride on a daily basis, you may need to supplement it periodically to keep our teeth strong.
You eat and drink many times throughout the day and our teeth are under attack from the variety of foods you consume, especially sugary and acidic choices. The hard, protective layer of a tooth—the enamel—can become demineralized, which is a slow, microscopic erosion process. This is where fluoride comes in; it restores, rebuilds and re-mineralizes the enamel. Fluoride is not only beneficial for teeth, but for gums as well. When you rid the teeth of plaque and bacteria, it also keeps our gums from receding.
Allen Dentistry is proud to offer fluoride treatments as one of the many ways you use to safeguard your smile. In-office fluoridation is more potent than what you find in water and oral hygiene products and helps us better defend against plaque, bacteria and decay. There’s no need to schedule a separate appointment for treatment with fluoride. The procedure, which is typically administered via gel trays or varnish, is quick and easy and can be combined with your regular appointment.
For more information about the benefits of fluoride or other preventative measures, please call us today. We look forward to caring for you soon!
Posted on behalf of Allen Dentistry