Traces of fluoride can be found in a number of foods that we eat, as well as the water that is readily available from our faucets. However, many of us do not receive sufficient amounts of fluoride in our diets. Pecan Park Dental offers in-office fluoride treatments to ensure that your teeth are receiving all of the benefits that fluoride brings to your overall oral health.
What is fluoride and why is it important?
Fluoride is actually a naturally occurring mineral that can help to shield your teeth against sugars, bacteria, and acid that can potentially damage your enamel. Essentially, fluoride helps to replenish the mineral deposits that protect your teeth from harmful substances, along with other important nutrients, such as calcium and phosphate. The reason that fluoride treatment is so crucial for your dental health is that it helps to repair the layer of enamel on your teeth which can prevent several dental problems.
What’s involved in an in-office fluoride treatment?
Though you may believe that you are getting an adequate amount of fluoride through your diet, it is still wise to have a fluoride treatment performed regularly by your hygienist. These in-office fluoride treatments are more effective than at-home treatments, such as over-the-counter pastes or rinses, and contain a much higher level of the vital mineral. The process is quite simple; it only takes a few minutes to complete. There is absolutely no pain involved and the fluoride application process is perfectly safe and non-toxic.
Can I benefit from fluoride treatment?
Regardless of your age, virtually anyone can benefit from a fluoride treatment. It is a common misconception that only children between the ages of 6 months to 16 years of age will benefit from fluoride applications, as adults will achieve better oral health and even strengthened teeth. Also, if you suffer from dry mouth, frequent cavities, or gum disease, then fluoride treatments have the potential to minimize instances of tooth decay.
Fluoride treatments should be performed regularly, in order to guard your teeth against the harmful bacteria that can potentially lead to tooth decay. The team at Pecan Park Dental has provided a number of fluoride treatments to patients who were concerned about the future health of their smile and can help you to achieve a more brilliant, white smile too.
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