Fluoride helps teeth get stronger. That means, less decay and the potential to keep your teeth healthier and longer. So, when you come in for a cleaning and an exam, we also include a professional fluoride treatment.
The enamel on your teeth is waging a battle each time you eat and drink throughout the day. Bacteria, sugar and acids are constantly demineralizing the enamel layer of your teeth. Enamel is the outer most layer of your teeth, therefore, protecting it is essential. Fluoride also helps protect the root surfaces of your teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps remineralize your teeth. It is found in water and in some foods. Plus, it is in toothpaste as you already probably know. A professional fluoride treatment is beneficial if you are not getting enough of it from other sources.
Fluoride can help strengthen teeth as they are developing in children, and adults can benefit from fluoride’s teeth strengthening benefits as well. Often, we suggest further fluoride treatments to people who are prone to get cavities to avoid decay. Fluoride can help with tooth sensitivity, too.
Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. If you want to know more about our fluoride treatments and how they can help, give us a call.
We want you to have the best oral health possible. Fluoride is just one of the ways we help patients achieve a healthy smile!