From ice-cold sodas and warm peppermint lattes and creamy ice cream to gooey brownies, many of the finer things in life can wreak havoc on your teeth. After all, it doesn’t take long for the sugar found in goodies like these to turn into an enamel-eroding acid in your mouth, leaving you significantly more vulnerable to decay. Fortunately, our team has a solution to protect you and your family’s smiles from cavities: fluoride treatment. To learn more about this tooth-saving solution, keep reading or schedule an appointment with our dentist!
Since the early 20th century, fluoride has been recognized as a tooth enamel protector. But what is it exactly? In short, it is a naturally occurring mineral that has been shown to defend your teeth from decay. In fact, it is so essential that it has since been added to municipal water supplies! This is especially helpful for growing smiles since enamel can’t be regenerated. Therefore, this wonder mineral is beyond crucial in protecting children’s oral health from the start.
The process of applying fluoride treatment is not only quite simple, but it is also pain-free! After one of our skilled team members cleans and dries your teeth, they will brush a thin layer of fluoride varnish to each surface. Since the mixture sets quickly, you don’t need to worry about it mixing with your saliva and becoming contaminated. Instead, the varnish dries down and creates a protective layer for defense against bacteria growth.
Routine fluoride treatment provides patients and their families with a number of benefits, including that it:
Although fluoride treatments are designed to protect your teeth until your next appointment, it is still important to do your part. That starts with a solid at-home oral hygiene routine. With this in mind, make sure that you and your loved ones are:
Thanks to fluoride treatments, your teeth have the extra layer of protection they need to stand up to enamel-eroding ingredients, like sugar. To schedule your appointment or to learn more about this preventive dentistry solution, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team!