Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Fluoride dental treatments are treatments applied to your teeth. Our dentists normally do this after a teeth cleaning by applying the fluoride to your teeth in a gel-form, foam-form, or varnish-form in dosages that are more effective than store bought fluoride treatments. Although the methods for each form of fluoride treatments differ, whether it is being painted or applied through a mouth guard; the treatments are very effective in preventing tooth decay. Fluoride treatments for teeth are recommended every 3, 6, or 12 months depending on your oral health status.
Are you interested in getting a fluoride treatment to protect the long-term health of your teeth? Contact our dentists at Gums and Smiles Family Dental Care in Leander, Texas 78641 to schedule an appointment. We offer phone consultations, online requests, and even Facebook appointment scheduling.