Fluoride treatment is easy and painless. Fluoride can benefit adults as well as children, but the sooner children are exposed to fluoride treatments the better off they will be because they will be less likely to develop cavities.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that promotes strong teeth and prevents cavities. Fluoride treatments have been used for decades because fluoride promotes healthy tooth enamel. Fluoride is also a frontline of defense from bacteria that harms teeth and gums. Fluoride can be most helpful to our patients who have a high risk of developing cavities.
A fluoride treatment works by restoring minerals to the surface of your teeth fighting off the bacteria that is harmful to your tooth’s enamel. Fluoride is very good at inhibiting future bacteria which is essential in preventing cavities. Our dentist recommends fluoride treatments can be done safely once every six months.
A fluoride treatment will not remove tooth decay, but a fluoride treatment will go a long way in strengthening the outer surfaces of your teeth which can help to stop decay dead in its tracks and preventing decay from penetrating deeper into teeth.
Fluoride can benefit adults as well as children, but the sooner children are exposed to fluoride treatments the better off they will be because they will be less likely to develop cavities. This is supported by a large study that concluded, children who received the fluoride treatments for one year, were 43% less likely to have tooth decay and cavities.
If fluoride treatment is something that you would like to learn more about, please contact us.