Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the teeth and wards off cavities. Its mission is to fight off the bacteria that harms our gums as well as our teeth, preserving the enamel. If you are especially susceptible to cavities or dental caries, fluoride treatment may be beneficial for you.
A fluoride treatment is administered with a concentrated foam, rinse, gel, or varnish. It’s comprised of more fluoride than can be found in toothpaste or water. The application only takes minutes and the results will protect your mouth from harmful plaque that can leave you with cavities. If you’re susceptible to bacteria, tooth decay, and infections, a fluoride treatment can be a preventative measure to ensure healthier gums and teeth.
Plaque buildup is caused by a variety of external and internal factors. Poor oral hygiene, sugar intake, alcohol, dry mouth, and a weak enamel can increase your chances for corrosion. A fluoride treatment can help you regain the strength of your enamel if you’ve been heavily exposed to any of these things. It works by restoring minerals to the surface of the teeth where bacteria may live. Harmful bacteria can be stopped in its tracks with a fluoride treatment, preventing decay, tooth pain, and infection. If you’d like to take more control of your oral health and stop cavities before they start, a fluoride treatment may be for you.
Do you think you could benefit from a fluoride treatment? Give us a call today and we’d be happy to walk you through the details.