Regular dental visits are beneficial for many reasons, because they give you the opportunity to take a proactive approach to protect your dental health. Instead of waiting for a dental emergency to happen, you can take the steps today to prevent dental problems in the future. A fluoride treatment is a common service that many of our patients choose during their regular checkups, because this treatment helps to prevent common problems such as tooth decay.
Fluoride occurs naturally in the soil and water, and this mineral is very beneficial for your dental health. When you are using fluoride, it makes it easier to avoid tooth decay, because the strengthening of the tooth makes the surface resistant to the bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria is present in every mouth, and the bacteria can cause an acidic environment which can eventually lead to tooth decay.
Another benefit of fluoride is remineralization of the teeth. This remineralization process adds important minerals, such as calcium, back into the teeth so that they are stronger. As a result, it is actually possible to repair early stages of tooth decay before a bigger hole forms in the tooth.
Most people use toothpaste that contains fluoride, but sometimes it isn’t enough to keep the teeth strong and healthy. For optimal results, you should consider the benefits of a fluoride treatment when you visit our dental office for your six month checkup. Even if you got a clean bill of health during your appointment, you can still have a fluoride treatment to maintain healthy teeth and prevent tooth decay in the future.
These professionally administered fluoride treatments are more effective than the over-the-counter options. We will apply the fluoride dental treatment to your teeth and let it sit for a few minutes. If you choose to have a fluoride treatment during your dental appointment, then it is important that you avoid food and drink for a while after leaving the dental office.
For more information about strengthening your teeth with a fluoride treatment, we invite you to contact our office anytime. Here at Simply Teeth, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of dental care to protect the health of your teeth. Call our office today and we will gladly schedule a checkup so that you can learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatments.